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07 Dec 2023
NDIS Review & National Cabinet: WAAMH welcomes announcements on foundational supports and seeks WA psychosocial investment plan
The Western Australian Association for Mental Health welcomes National Cabinet’s announcement yesterday to invest in foundational supports for people with disability who are not eligible for the NDIS and the call for further reforms outlined in the final NDIS review report released today.
24 Nov 2023
Last night, nine awardees were recognised for their outstanding contributions to mental health at the 2023 WA Mental Health Awards.
17 Nov 2023
Response to the Australian Government Issues Paper A stronger, more diverse and independent community sector
WAAMH advocates for innovative funding and commissioning models to foster a more robust, diverse, and independent community sector. WAAMH responded to the Department of Social Services' issues paper, 'A stronger, more diverse and independent community sector', by proposing a range of best-practice models that can be applied across grant funding, contracting, and procurement processes.
16 Oct 2023
Mental wellbeing doesn't exist in isolation and neither does poverty. There's are a range of social, economic and environmental factors that can impact our mental wellbeing. WAAMH is proud to partner with Anglicare WA to put forward four key recommendations to improve the mental health of Western Australians.
04 Oct 2023
WA Mental Health Week will commence on Friday 6 October 2023 in Esperance, followed by over fifty events across Western Australia between 7 – 14 October 2023 aligned to the theme Mind, Body, and Environment. Most of the activities will bring communities together to try new activities while learning about mental health in a positive and inclusive atmosphere.
22 Sep 2023
On Friday 6 October 2023, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health and Escare will host the official WA Mental Health Week Opening Event at the Museum Reserve in Esperance.
01 Sep 2023
Future reforms to improve WA’s mental health system: Outcomes of the Independent Review of WA Health System Governance
The State Government announced future reforms as a result Independent Review of WA Health System Governance, including a commitment to undertake further investigations as to how mental health governance issues could be addressed.
25 Aug 2023
Despite their resilience and strength, regional communities in WA are experiencing great need for better mental health support. Inadequate services, insufficient funding and difficulty in accessing support need to be urgently addressed.
12 Jan 2023
In December 2022, WAAMH concluded its first round of the m, which proved to be a great success. The project ran across five months with about 30 participants, of which most shared their final presentations to an audience of WAAMH staff and guests.
21 Dec 2022
Welcoming the release of the Report of the Inquiry into the Esther Foundation and unregulated private health facilities
WAAMH welcomes the release of the report of the Inquiry into the Esther Foundation and unregulated private health facilities. WAAMH wrote a joint submission to the inquiry with the WA Network and other Drug Agencies and both peak bodies gave evidence to the Education and Health Standing Committee in a public hearing.