Public Election Forum - Make Mental Health Count

In the lead-up to the state election on 11 March 2017, WAAMH has organised an election forum to provide a public opportunity for each major party’s spokesperson to outline their mental health policy and election commitments.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Shadow Minister for Mental Health Hon. Stephen Dawson (Labor)
  • Alison Xamon, Upper House Candidate for the North Metropolitan region (Greens WA)
  • Hon Jacqui Boydell MLC, Member for Mining and Pastoral region (Nationals WA)
  • Minister for Mental Health The Hon. Andrea Mitchell (Coalition) - TO BE CONFIRMED

At this forum, WAAMH will make its position for reform clear and outline five core election priorities for mental health.

This event will also allow your questions.

Please feel free to read our policy platform (and summarised versions) prior to the event:

WAAMH's full Election Policy Platform.

WAAMH's short summary of our core election asks.

WAAMH's detailed summary of core election asks. 

WAAMH's top five mental health election priorities are:

  • Resource and implement the Ten Year Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Plan, focusing on prevention, promotion, earlier intervention, and community-based services.
  • Reform the system, placing consumers, carers and families at its centre, breaking down silos and promoting recovery. 
  • Increase access to secure homes with recovery supports.
  • Change how the justice system deals with people with mental health problems.
  • Improve access to National Disability Insurance Scheme for people with psycho-social disability.

Please arrive at 9am for a 9:30am start. 

Location: The Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd St, Wembley

Register your attendance here.