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12 May 2021
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
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
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.
14 Dec 2020
The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) calls on the Government to immediately increase funding into child and adolescent mental health services as recommended by the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist WA, outlined in the Chief Psychiatrist’s Review into the Treatment of Ms Kate Savage by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services' report released today.
26 Nov 2020
The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) congratulates the winners of the 2020 WA Mental Health Awards. The Awards, which are presented by WAAMH and the WA Mental Health Commission, recognise the individuals and organisations that made outstanding contributions to mental health in the calendar year of 2019 through excellence, innovation, and initiative.
18 Nov 2020
Productivity Commission Mental Health Inquiry Report welcomed, with prevention and community support featuring strongly
The WA Association for Mental Health welcomes the release of the long-awaited Productivity Commission Mental Health Inquiry Report. The report contains 22 recommended reforms encompassing approximately 100 actions, across a wide range of mental health services and supports. WAAMH is pleased to note a strong focus on prevention and community supports, integration of mental health services, and the social determinants of health in its initial reading of Volume 1 of the report.
06 Nov 2020
The WA Association for Mental Health and the Centre for Social Impact UWA is proud to release the ‘Increasing and Improving Community Mental Health Supports in WA’ project report This project engaged with more than 150 consumers, carers, family members and service providers about their experiences, and to codesign community support models that would meet people’s needs and support recovery.
05 Nov 2020
Media Release: New report provides lived experience-informed models of community mental health supports
In a Western Australian first, the report, ‘Increasing and Improving Community Mental Health Supports in WA’, engaged more than 150 consumers, family members, service providers and supporters and carers, to understand their experiences of community mental health supports to inform public policy and State Government spending ahead of the WA State election.
27 Oct 2020
The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) has noted the long awaited Western Australian Suicide Prevention Framework 2021–2025, which includes approaches to suicide prevention, early intervention, support for aftercare, postvention, and Aboriginal people.
21 Oct 2020
WAAMH's commentary on the Budget announcements for 2020/21 and detailed budget breakdowns around mental health.