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  • 01 Dec 2022

    WAAMH welcomes the introduction to WA Parliament of new Criminal Law (Mental Impairment) Bill 2022

    Today has been a long-awaited milestone for WAAMH, our members, advocacy partners, and the people with lived experience and their families who have been impacted by this legislation for the last 26 years, as the Criminal Law (Mental Impairment) Bill 2022 was passed into Parliament.

  • 26 Nov 2022

    MEDIA RELEASE: Mental Health sector and community shines at WA Mental Health Awards 2022

    EXCELLENCE in Western Australia’s mental health sector was showcased and celebrated last night on Friday, 25 November with the WA Mental Health Awards ceremony and celebration held.

  • 05 Oct 2022

    Media Release - Where will you be, how will you participate and what will you do this Mental Health Week?

    WITH two sell-out major events, and buzzing traffic across the socials and website, we are very excited to bring you Mental Health Week in 2022. Nearly 500 people will attend the Opening Ceremony tomorrow afternoon at Luna Cinemas to watch the Perth film premiere of Pieces, directed by Martin Wilson. The University Club of WA Breakfast by the Bay event on 12 October sold out at 220 people in record timing of one week - proving just how popular the theme is for this year, with academics and experts talking to 'Where we live, how we live, what we've lived.'

  • 07 Sep 2022

    The University of WA Breakfast by the Bay partnership this Mental Health Week

    Be part of a thought-provoking discussion for WA Mental Health Week. In a first for WA Mental Health Week, we are excited to bring you a Breakfast by the Bay at The University Club of Western Australia on Tuesday, 12 October. Through a partnership with The University of WA (UWA), this Breakfast by the Bay will explore the important intersection between our mind, body, environment, and life experiences on our mental health and discuss ways to move forward in processing and healing to live our best lives possible.

  • 22 Aug 2022


    Be part of a very special Western Australian Mental Health Week Opening Ceremony this year. Please join us on Thursday, 6 October from 3pm at Luna Palace Cinemas in Leederville for the Perth premiere of the Perth-based and produced film, PIECES to celebrate WA Mental Health Week.

  • 18 Aug 2022

    Pulse Session 2022: Role of private rentals in reducing risk of homelessness and mental ill-health

    In WA, currently there are no specialist mental health housing services and programs that support people with mental health issues to access and sustain private rental housing and integrate that with other types of support, such as rental subsidies, mental health clinical support and employment support. This is a major gap. In August, WAAMH and the WA Alliance to End Homelessness held a Pulse Session to work being undertaken in Victoria and WA to support people in private rentals to reduce the risk of homelessness and mental ill-health.

  • 19 Jul 2022

    WA Mental Health Conference program reveal

    The full program can finally be revealed for the fourth Western Australian Mental Health Conference 2022! The program’s four core streams sessions are inspired by the six trauma-informed principles – safety, trust, empowerment, collaboration, choice and respect for diversity – to explore a holistic look at mental health, sharing ideas and learning from both each other and industry leaders. The program sessions promise to deliver thought-provoking, audience discussion, involvement and activities to explore practical and real implications of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, sector and community settings.

  • 30 Jun 2022

    WAAMH & WANADA Submission: Education and Health Standing Committee: Inquiry into the Esther Foundation and unregulated health facilities

    The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) and the WA Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) provided a submission to the Standing Committee Inquiry into the Esther Foundation and Unregulated Health Facilities.

  • 27 May 2022

    WAAMH looks forward to seeing the Uluru Statement from the Heart acted on

    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

    WA Mental Health Award Nominations Open

    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.