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Announcements

  • 19 Dec 2019

    Investigating the impact of NDIS market settings on participants with a psychosocial disability and providers

    Fact Sheet for organisations delivering NDIS funded support to participants with a psychosocial disability

  • 07 Dec 2019

    Still waiting for CLMIA draft Bill

    WAAMH CEO Taryn Harvey spoke to the ABC about the implications of delays to reform the CLMIA Act being introduced to Parliament and how the deadlines for being able to review the draft have been continually pushed back since August 2019.

  • 06 Dec 2019

    Your Help WA campaign

    We are supporting our fellow community service peaks to launch the #YourHelpWA campaign - in an effort to convince the State Government to increase funding by 20% for community services providers, which support 500,000 vulnerable people a year and yet are facing increased operational costs and demand, with no funding boost to match. See how you can help support this important cause.

  • 10 Oct 2019

    Media Release - Finalists announced for WA Mental Health Awards on World Mental Health Day

    FINALISTS have been selected after a wave of 150 nominations across eight diverse categories were received as part of the Western Australian Mental Health Awards 2019.

  • 04 Oct 2019

    Media Release: Mental Health Week starts today

    Mental Health Week has been running in Western Australia for more than 50 years, but the importance of this campaign for mental health awareness remains as relevant as ever. The theme for Mental Health 2019 is: ‘Mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play’, highlighting the importance of places we go everyday where we can protect and foster our mental wellbeing as a preventative measure.

  • 03 Oct 2019

    Members invited to join our committees and advisory groups

    We are seeking people for a range of roles.

  • 03 Oct 2019

    NDIS Toolkit

    Brightwater has developed this NDIS toolkit to help guide individuals with disability and their support network to effectively plan for the NDIS.

  • 26 Sep 2019

    Media Release - Conference program launched

    THE FULL PROGRAM can finally be revealed for the 3rd Western Australian Mental Health Conference, with keynote speakers including Australian tennis champion and author Jelana Doric; Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Helen Milroy; Dr Sebastian Rosenberg; Matt Ball from The Humane Clinic; Di Wilcox, author of popular kids wellbeing book, The Magic Coat; an Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing panel facilitated by Aboriginal Health Council of WA chair Vicki O’Donnell; and a unique comedy coping workshop with comedian Steph Tisdell.

  • 19 Sep 2019

    Media Release - Highest number of Mental Health Week WA community event grants delivered in history to meet ever-growing demand

    THANKS to support from Lotterywest, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) was able to distribute successful grants worth a combined total of $70,000 to 70 not-for-profit, charitable organisations across Western Australia, including 21 regional groups, to hold their own events and activities as part of this year’s Mental Health Week community grants program.

  • 02 Sep 2019

    Feature in The West Australian's Mental Health Week magazine

    WAAMH and The West Australian are again collating the best stories of recovery, hope and community supports in the WA community to improve mental health and wellbeing. WAAMH members can advertise at a discounted rate and submit story ideas for consideration.