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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.
10 Nov 2020
The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) is taking its strongest action yet for the Prevent Support Heal campaign by gathering on the front steps of Parliament House at 12pm, today, Tuesday 10 November.
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.
13 Oct 2020
Media Release: Federal Government budget extends employment support for young people with mental health issues, but adults remain unsupported
The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment of $45.7 million over three years to extend the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) trial, supporting people under the age of 25 with mental health issues to participate in the workforce.
08 Oct 2020
The McGowan Government has failed to address any alternative streams other than hospital and community treatment for people seeking care for their mental health challenges in today’s State Budget.
25 Sep 2020
People with mental health challenges have only a 1 in 5 chance of accessing community mental health support in WA with new figures revealing the McGowan Government provided just 209,070 of the 2.9million community mental health support hours needed in 2020 to assist people across the State.
24 Sep 2020
Media Release: Mental Health Week 2020 offers beacon of support and hope to thousands during pandemic year
In 2020, the Mental Health Week theme is Strengthening Our Community – Live, Learn, Work, Play as we aim at increasing mental wellbeing in WA communities. With the current global situation and associated uncertainty, it's more important than ever that we take care of mental health and celebrate recovery within our community.