Media Coverage

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2021

Manjimup Bridgetown Times and Bunbury Herald, Mental health shortfall, 31 March 2021
The Age, 
While Cook blames GPs, NDIS, mental health for hospital bed block, many patients can’t leave as they have nowhere to go, 30 March 2021
Harvey-Waroona ReporterRentals going quickly in SW as housing pressure surges, 30 March 2021
ABC News, WA mental health groups say government support for community care is key to hospital crisis, 26 February 2021
ABC News TV, WA mental health groups are calling for better support to help people stay well in their homes, 25 March 2021
The West AustralianWA Association for Mental Health CEO Taryn Harvey says 'over-reliance' on EDs 'costs lives', 25 March 2021
The West AustralianPressure on SW renters as crisis reaches boiling point, 25 March 2021
South Western Times, Pressure is on renters, 25 March 2021 
ABC TV, Youth mental workers across Perth walked off the job to demand more funding for child services, 24 March 2021
Kalgoorlie Miner, Mental health lobby seeks focus on support services, 11 March 2021
ABC News, Mental health services for CALD communities face funding challenges as WA election looms, 9 March 2021
WA Today, 'If I can save one life, then my life is worth living': WA dad on a mission to stop suicide, 4 March 2021
ABC News, WA election: West Australians reveal what they want for mental health spending, 24 February 2021
The West Australian, Prescription drug addiction: The unlikely victims of WA's hidden drug scourge, 20 February 2021
Perth NowRoger Cook: Funding for mental health treatment in WA ‘a tragedy’, 19 February 2021
Farm Weekly, Nats unveil regional mental health plan, 18 February 2021
The West Australian, Ex Victoria's Secret model reveals mental health battles, 17 February 2021
ABC Radio Mid West, Wheatbelt, Geraldton, Francesca Mann's interview with Taryn Harvey puts the focus on mental health policies between the major parties ahead of the upcoming state election, 17 February 2021
ABC Radio Kimberley, The WA Association for Mental Health is urging the major political parties to direct mental health funding towards improving community support and prevention services in the region, 17 February 2021
ABC Radio North West, The WA Association for Mental Health is urging the major political parties to direct mental health funding towards improving community support and prevention services in the region, 17 February 2021
ABC Radio Goldfields, CEO Taryn Harvey says she's disappointed more funding hasn't been allocated to services focused on prevention and community support, 17 February 2021
ABC Radio Perth, CEO Taryn Harvey hopes the winning party will work with the association to improve prevention and community support measures, 17 February 2021
Sound Telegraph, Youth push for mental health, 17 February 2021
Kalgoorlie Miner, Mental health care challenged, 16 February 2021
The West Australian, The mental toll of the pandemic, 13 February 2021
The West Australian, COVID-19's lasting impact on mental health, 12 February 2021
The West Australian, McGowan election pledge: $361m for public mental health, 12 February
ABC News, Mental health services key issue for Kimberley in WA election, 9 February 2021
ABC Radio Pilbara, Karratha, Broome, Kimberley, Calls to rebalance WA mental health system, 9 February 2021
The Geraldton Guardian, Mental health advocacy groups call for more funding for prevention in Mid West, 5 February 2021
WA Today, You leave worse off': WA mental health system triggers PTSD in designer Aurelio Costarella, 29 January 2021
6PR Radio, Interview with WA Association for Mental Health CEO Taryn Harvey. Harvey says it's not a surprise that the increase in mental health presentations is a factor in ambulance ramping, 27 January 2021. 


2020

Busselton Mail, State government urged to increase funding into regional mental health, 2 October 2020

Sound Telegraph Save my sister: our mental health crisis, 28 October 2020

WAAMH CEO, Taryn Harvey,  discusses with Russell Wolfe the the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, and if the exiting health system is equipped to properly support people, ABC Radio Perth, 17 July 2020

Hundreds of West Australian kids rushed to emergency rooms for severe mental health crisis, The West Australian, 12 July 2020

WA kids in grip of mental crisis, Sunday Times, 12 July 2020

State whacked over funding priorities, Fremantle Herald, 11 July 2020

Act before mental illness ends in crisis, The West Australian, 29 June 2020

Housing Key for Health, Geraldton Guardian, 16 June 2020

Housing in Short Supply, The West Australian, 16 June 2020

The South Hedland stabbing incident is raising questions on whether employers should have access to more information about their employees' mental health, Seven News, Channel 7 & GWN7, 21 May 2020

WAAMH President, Kerry Hawkins, discusses the lack of community supports available to people experiencing mental health challenges and her family's story with Gareth Parker, 6PR Radio, 13 May 2020

WA’s peak mental health body says one in five West Australians can’t access mental health support, The West Australian, 13 May 2020

Urgent call for mental health help, The West Australian, 13 May 2020

How mental health services are adapting to coronavirus restrictions, ABC Online, 28 April 2020

Thinking beyond beds for mental health, Business News, 20 March 2020

Areas of focus in mental health, RTR FM, 16 March 2020

2019

State lags in mental health care, The West Australian, 30 December 2019

Reflections on mental health 2019 with Di Darmody on ABC Afternoons , 19 December 2019

Waiting on CLMIA Bill,  ABC Radio, 7 December 2019

Taking a humane approach to an extraordinary reality: Matt Ball tells his story, ABC Radio, 21 November 2019

Advantage Dokic, The West Australian, 14 November 2019

Mental Health Week aims to smash stigma
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Please enter an image description.Life Support: Mental Health Week 2019 magazine in The West Australian, 2 October 2019

Mood Boosters,
Health + Fitness, The West Australian, 25 September 2019

WAAMH CEO Taryn Harvey comments on the AOG report, ABC Perth Radio, 15 August 2019

WAAMH president Kerry Hawkins talks to Geoff Hutchison on Drive about latest mental health investment, ABC Perth Radio, 11 April 2019

Peak body welcomes new mental health facility but says more comprehensive support needed, ABC Pilbara Radio, 26 April 2019

Government Invests $1.45B into Community Mental Health, Pro Bono News, 18 January 2019

WA workers urged to start meeting with Welcome to Country, The West Australian, 13 January 2019

'Naive' to think all ok, The West Australian, 4 January 2019

2018

Prisoners and mental health services, ABC News, 29 November 2018

Self-care for parents, Parents Guide lift-out, The West Australian, 28 November 2018

Disappointment over politicians' failure to engage with tough questions about NDIS and mental health, Croaky, 12 November 2018

All of us can play a part in tackling mental health crisis, OPINION, The West Australian, 15 October 2018

Stopping suicide in its tracks, The West Australian, 12 October 2018

Blanket safety protocol 'not the answer' to ensuring social worker safety, WA Today, 11 October 2018

Please enter an image description. Battling bipolar without support drives Albany woman to start mental health support network, ABC TV and Online, 10 October

  Mental health is a journey: Mental Health Week Special Edition, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 10 October 2018

A helping hand: community support, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 10 October 2018

Funding squeeze hampers mental health support services as reform stagnates, The West Australian, 9 October 2018

Emergency Departments 'more traumatic' that mental health issues, The West Australian, 8 October 2018

Mental health system strains, The West Australian, 6 October 2018

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Please enter an image description. "Families are telling us their concerns are not being heard", WAAMH CEO Taryn Harvey on Channel 7, 26 July 2018

Eighty-three per cent of respondents from WA's rural and remote areas report difficulty accessing mental health services in their area: WAAMH survey, WAAMH CEO Taryn Harvey on ABC Radio, 7 May, 2018

Mental health patients waiting for hours, sometimes days in emergency departments, WAAMH CEO Taryn Harvey on Drive with Geoff Hutchison, ABC Radio, 27 February, 2018

Report details shocking treatment of WA prisoners with mental illness
WAAMH CEO, Taryn Harvey on ABC Radio, 7 February, 2018

Gaps in NDIS coverage for people with psychosocial disability, WAAMH President Kerry Hawkins on 6PR Mornings with Gareth Parker, 30 January, 2018

Gaps in NDIS coverage for people with psychosocial disability, WAAMH President Kerry Hawkins on ABC Health Report with Dr Norman Swan, 29 January, 2018

Esperance mental health services funding, WAAMH President Kerry Hawkins, Esperance Express, 25 January, 2018

2017

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Mental Health Week and the closure of Perth psychiatric hostel, WAAMH CEO Rod Astbury on 6PR Mornings, 10 October, 2017

Mental Health Week in the regions, Southern Cross Austereo radio interview, 9 October, 2017

Connecting and thriving  
Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 4 October 2017

Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing, The Kalgoorlie Miner, 29 September

Prevention better than cure, ECU Daily, 18 September

Embrace Nature Photography Exhibition, The Sunday Times, 16 July

Calls for Graylands funds to be reinvested in mental health, ABC TV News, 14 July 

Graylands Hospital money sale sparks fresh concerns WA mental health sector will miss out
ABC online, 14 July, 2017

Geoff Gallop reflects on decision to quit WA politics, attitudes toward mental illness, ABC online, 14 July, 2017

2017 Mental Health Conference: Geoff Gallop on ABC Mornings, ABC radio, 14 July, 2017

One in five unable to access support, ABC TV News, 12 July, 2017

Community mental health program turning people away as 80pc unable to access support, ABC online, 12 July, 2017

Multicultural Mental Health Forum, 7 July, Perth, The Australian, 8 July, 2017

Please enter an image description.Mental health patients strapped, held down in Australian public hospitals, report reveals,  ABC News, 5 May 2017 

Conveyor belt of promises, The West Australian, 6 March 2017

Mental health awareness an issue for community groups, Opinion piece by WAAMH CEO Rod Astbury in The West Australian, 2 February 2017 

Perth Pentacostel Church's rule allowing it to expel mentally ill is 'out of touch with humanity',  The West Australian, 30 January 2017

2016

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Surviving the festive season, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 21 December 2016 

Together we can save lives, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 5 October 2016 

Justice for WA's mentally impaired is a matter of urgency, The West Australian, 29 September 2016

Wildcat for Hire for troubled youth, The West Australian, 18 August 2016

Kids innocent victims of suicide, The West Australian, 30 July 2016

St Pat's and WA Association for Mental Health bosses give verdicts on Freo homeless survey, Cockburn Gazette, 1 August 2016

Survey shows Freo’s homeless spent ‘five years on the streets’, Cockburn Gazette, 1 August 2016

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Kids left to bear brunt of suicide, The West Australian, 12 July 2016

Cuts worry services for mentally ill, The West Australian, 23 May 2016

Give happy to live happy, National Volunteer Week liftout, The West Australian, 8 May 2016

Unpicking ideas that keep people sick, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 20 April 2016

Aboriginal campaigner and suicide survivor shines light on mental health issues, ABC News, 13 March 2016

Interview with conference keynote, Prof Mike Slade, RTR FM, 10 March 2016

Interview with conference recovery story speaker, Adam Gale,  RTR FM, 10 March 2016

Calls for WA laws to protect mentally ill, Nine News, 10 March 2016

Recovery lessons from conflict zone for former army interpreter, The West Australian, 10 March 2016

Interview with conference keynote, Kate Purcell, 6PR Radio, 7 March 2016

A fight to stem the rising Indigenous suicide rate, ABC News, 5 March 2016

Mental health minister is needed, Sunday Times, 14 February 2016

First aid for mental health, Fremantle Herald, 5 February 2016

Review for WA Disability Justice Centre, News.com.au, 20 January 2016

2015

Stand up for Comedy review, Weekend West, The West Australian, 10 October 2015

WAAMH CEO Rod Astbury discusses Mental Health Week and Aboriginal mental health supports (Rod's comments start at 27 mins), Noongar Radio, 7 October 2015

Working harder on mental health, Business News, 5 October 2015

Mental Health Week, RTR 92.1FM, 5 October 2015

Help for mentally ill to get into workforce, Stirling Times, 5 October 2015

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Given a sporting chance, Mental Health Week 2015 magazine,  Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 30 September 2015

Perth comedian Joel Creasey stands up for mental health, PerthNow, 29 September 2015

Don't miss Stand Up! for Comedy, The Sunday Times TV Guide, 28 September 2015

Joel Stands Up, The Sunday Times Magazine, 28 September 2015

I laughed off bullies, The Sunday Times, 28 September 2015

Making a Stand, Stirling Times, 1 September 2015

Laughter still best for health, Melville Times, 28 July 2015

Perth star Joel Creasey to host Stand! up! for Comedy in aid of mental health awareness, Perth Now, 22 July 2015

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Helpline on FIFO abuse, The Sunday Times, 26 July 2015

Perth star Joel Creasey to host Stand Up! for Comedy in aid of mental health awareness, Perth Now, 22 July 2015

Call for reform to WA's laws for those accused who are mentally impaired, ABC PM online, 25 June 2015

Mental health solution,  The Sunday Times, 26 April 2015

State law hard on crime, soft on sense,The West Australian, 26 February 2015

Keep an open mind, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 25 February 2015

Tragedy brings forth passion, Revive, 3 February 2015

FIFO induction must include mental health advice: Mitchell,  Australia's Paydirt, January 2015 (Article courtesy of Australia's Paydirt. To subscribe to Australia's Paydirt, please follow the prompts at https://www.paydirst.com.au/subscriptions/

2014

Please enter an image description.Back from the Edge, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, October 2014