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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
We stand in solidarity with members of the Health Services Union of WA (HSU) at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, who will today walk off the job in the face of mounting pressure as they struggle to meet demand for children and young people in mental health distress.
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.
17 Feb 2021
WAAMH has graded the four key political parties' priorities against our core mental health election asks.
15 Feb 2021
We congratulate the Nationals WA on its mental health election commitments as a great first step for regional community mental health. However, while the initiatives demonstrate a strong commitment to increasing community mental health support and prevention services in WA, the overall funding commitments fall short of the targets specified in the plan, in particular for prevention.
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.
12 Feb 2021
The Western Australian Association for Mental Health rejects today’s WA Labor election commitment on mental health, on the grounds of it being treatment-focused and lacking in community support and preventative mental health programs that keep people well and out of hospital, and instead it continues to drive people to the acute and crisis end of care.
22 Jan 2021
The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) today welcomed the WA Liberal Party’s 2021 State Election commitments for mental health, which demonstrates a significant and positive shift towards a person-centred approach of prevention and community support.
16 Dec 2020
Media Release: The McGowan Government’s Young People’s Priorities for Action leaves chronic gaps unfunded
The Labor McGowan Government has missed an opportunity to immediately address the chronic gaps that would help young people in mental health distress after they released the long-awaited Young People’s Priorities for Action without any funding or election commitment 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.