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Announcements

  • 02 Sep 2019

    Invitation from WAAMH CEO to feature in Mental Health Week magazine

    You’re invited to participate in marketing your organisation and its services in ‘The West Australian’s’ Mental Health Week magazine, in order to reach a broader audience beyond the mental health sector. This year we are planning to release a 16-page editorial colour supplement, published inside The West Australian on Wednesday October 2, with a full run of 135,000 copies distributed across Perth metropolitan and regional WA as well as our mental health week events. Written by lifestyle and special publications journalists, the magazine will showcase the key themes of Mental Health Week 2019 – ‘Mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play’.

  • 28 Aug 2019

    Share your training and development needs with us

    We are asking the community mental health sector if they can please kindly share feedback on the Western Australian Association for Mental Health’s (WAAMH) Training and Workforce Development Program by 6 September - we know that's only next week!

  • 13 Aug 2019

    Share your feedback on community mental health services

    We welcome feedback from service providers about mental health community support services purchased by the Mental Health Commission (MHC), their ability to meet people’s needs, and the impact of environmental context on these services.

  • 12 Jul 2019

    Long term solutions needed to to end homlessness, not just short term responses to manage it

    WAAMH is sharing this media release on behalf of the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness, which points to three main evidence-based international strategies to end homelessness in response to comments from Assistant Minister for Homelessness Luke Howarth and to the Morrison Government.

  • 23 May 2019

    WA State Mental Health Conference and Awards set to return in late 2019

    IN the interest of creating a more sustainable mental health system and strengthening our community in Western Australia, the WA Mental Health Conference 2019 will again draw experts together from a diverse range of fields to explore best practice which improves people’s lives. Both the conference and the awards are hosted and coordinated by the peak body for community mental health in the State, the WA Association for Mental Health and supported by the WA Government’s Mental Health Commission.

  • 15 May 2019

    Mental health budget 2019 lowdown: Prevention targets missing in action

    After some in-depth analysis, our team has crunched the figures and the features of the State Budget 2019 and its impact on the mental health sector.

  • 09 May 2019

    Joint Media Statement: State Budget does not properly address Aboriginal suicide prevention

    Urgent action is required to address the unacceptable number of deaths caused by suicide in Aboriginal communities. Cutting prevention investment in the State Budget exposes a significant missed opportunity to improve people’s outcomes and help prevent these tragedies in our communities. The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre (Moorditj Koort) and the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) with its member services, are relieved the State Government has extended the Suicide Prevention Strategy – which was due to end on 30 June 2019 – for a further 18 months. However, are alarmed at the cuts to overall prevention spend.

  • 02 May 2019

    Administration Support Officer - IPS

    WAAMH is seeking an experienced Administration Support Officer to assist the IPS team.

  • 02 May 2019

    Marketing and Events Project Officer

    WAAMH is seeking an experienced Marketing and Events Project Officer to support and deliver mental health promotion strategies in WA.

  • 17 Apr 2019

    WAAMH Submission: Productivity Commission Inquiry

    WAAMH's Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the 'Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health'. This submission is based on a range of resources, including academic research; existing WAAMH papers and submissions; existing WAAMH consultation findings; and, feedback and insights from wide consultation with people in the mental health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) and other relevant sectors, including people with lived experience, families and carers.