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27 May 2022
We wholeheartedly support the Uluru Statement from the Heart and will continue to advocate for First Nations people’s rights and wellbeing, both within the mental health system and broader community, to help bridge the gap.
29 Apr 2022
The time for the great work of Western Australia’s mental health sector to be celebrated is on the horizon, with nominations now open for the WA Mental Health Awards 2022. The Awards aim to recognise and reward the achievements of those who demonstrated excellence, innovation and initiative during the 2021 calendar year in supporting consumers of mental health services, their families, carers and the community in general, while showcasing best practice in WA’s mental health sector to inspire others. The Awards are hosted by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), with support from the WA Mental Health Commission.
17 Dec 2021
The Western Australian Association for Mental Health is pleased to welcome the Hon. Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA to the Mental Health portfolio.
27 Nov 2021
A spotlight was shone on the mental health sector when winners of the Western Australian Mental Health Awards were announced on 25 November at the awards ceremony in front of nearly 300 guests including Minister for Mental Health The Hon. Stephen Dawson at Beaumonde on The Point, East Perth.
19 Nov 2021
Outstanding contributions made to the Western Australian mental health sector will be celebrated at the WA Mental Health Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 25 November.
25 Oct 2021
MINISTER for Disability Services and Member for Bunbury The Hon. Donald Punch MLA will officially open Mental Health Week in Western Australia today (Saturday, 9 October) at the Big Swamp Parkland in Bunbury, where the local community and visitors to the area will have an opportunity to ride, walk or jog the 2km track of closed off road around the swamp.
17 Aug 2021
We welcome the recent pre-State budget announcement on mental health spending in Western Australia and acknowledges there are positive measures included in the announcement, and the significant increase in overall spending into the mental health budget. However, the rate of growth in spending on prevention and community support continues to fall relative to the rate of spending in acute services.
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.