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Announcements

  • 18 Aug 2022

    Pulse Session 2022: Role of private rentals in reducing risk of homelessness and mental ill-health

    In WA, currently there are no specialist mental health housing services and programs that support people with mental health issues to access and sustain private rental housing and integrate that with other types of support, such as rental subsidies, mental health clinical support and employment support. This is a major gap. In August, WAAMH and the WA Alliance to End Homelessness held a Pulse Session to work being undertaken in Victoria and WA to support people in private rentals to reduce the risk of homelessness and mental ill-health.

  • 27 May 2022

    WAAMH looks forward to seeing the Uluru Statement from the Heart acted on

    We wholeheartedly support the Uluru Statement from the Heart and will continue to advocate for First Nations people’s rights and wellbeing, both within the mental health system and broader community, to help bridge the gap.

  • 17 Dec 2021

    WAAMH welcomes new Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson

    The Western Australian Association for Mental Health is pleased to welcome the Hon. Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA to the Mental Health portfolio.

  • 27 Nov 2021

    Media Release: Winners revealed at WA Mental Health Awards

    A spotlight was shone on the mental health sector when winners of the Western Australian Mental Health Awards were announced on 25 November at the awards ceremony in front of nearly 300 guests including Minister for Mental Health The Hon. Stephen Dawson at Beaumonde on The Point, East Perth.

  • 19 Nov 2021

    MEDIA RELEASE: WA Mental Health Awards 2021

    Outstanding contributions made to the Western Australian mental health sector will be celebrated at the WA Mental Health Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 25 November.

  • 25 Oct 2021

    MEDIA RELEASE: Cycling fun on track for all ages in Bunbury this Mental Health Week

    MINISTER for Disability Services and Member for Bunbury The Hon. Donald Punch MLA will officially open Mental Health Week in Western Australia today (Saturday, 9 October) at the Big Swamp Parkland in Bunbury, where the local community and visitors to the area will have an opportunity to ride, walk or jog the 2km track of closed off road around the swamp.

  • 17 Aug 2021

    WAAMH Response to State Budget: mental health

    We welcome the recent pre-State budget announcement on mental health spending in Western Australia and acknowledges there are positive measures included in the announcement, and the significant increase in overall spending into the mental health budget. However, the rate of growth in spending on prevention and community support continues to fall relative to the rate of spending in acute services.

  • 12 May 2021

    Federal Budget 2021 - what does it mean for mental health?

    We welcome the Federal Government’s focus on mental health in the Federal budget but remain concerned that community supports - also known as psychosocial supports - received little investment or focus, despite being the most under-resourced part of the mental health system.

  • 03 Mar 2021

    Media Release: Victoria sets the right tone for WA to improve mental health services

    WAAMH welcomes the Victorian Government’s response to its Royal Commission into Mental Health and calls on the WA State Government to follow Victoria’s lead in building a mental health system from the ground up, that will both save money and lives.

  • 13 Feb 2021

    Media Release: New polling shows support for mental health prevention not hospitals

    EIGHTY-FIVE per cent of Western Australian voters want the major parties to increase investment in mental health programs that reduce pressure on ambulance calls outs and emergency department presentations, according to new polling released today.