Rural and Remote Mental Health Senate Inquiry- have your say now!

The Australia government has recently announced it will be conducting a Senate Inquiry into the Accessibility and Quality of Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Australia, and submissions to this inquiry are currently being accepted.

WAAMH will be completing a submission for the inquiry and would like to hear what you think about mental health in rural and remote areas.

To ensure that WAAMH is presenting a genuine and focused regional perspective, we are keen to hear as many voices from rural and remote WA as possible, and to represent those voices in the WAAMH submission and advocacy work. Your input is very valuable to us.

There are THREE OPTIONS to contribute to the WAAMH submission:

1) Complete the WAAMH survey regarding the inquiry HERE; this is a quick and simple option for you to express you views. 

2) Provide information in written form to WAAMH to be included in the submission:

Email all information to Elizabeth Connor (Systemic Advocacy Officer) at

Please refer to the WAAMH reference questions and the Inquiry’s terms of reference and provide information relevant to these topics, as well as anything else you would like to include. 

3) Talk to our advocacy team on the phone and have your say: call 6246 3034 to speak with Elizabeth Connor, Systemic Advocacy Officer. 

Please submit all information by the 30th of April 2018.

Your responses are valuable to us. If you have any questions about this the inquiry process, the WAAMH submission or the survey, please contact Elizabeth Connor (Systemic Advocacy Officer) at WAAMH on or 6246 3034.

If you would like more information about the Senate Inquiry, or to make your own submission to the Senate Inquiry, please visit the government website here.

Please note that WAAMH may also use the information provided to inform and progress rural and remote issues in WAAMH’s existing and future advocacy work.  You may request to have your information remain anonymous; simply ask Elizabeth when you email or speak to her or indicate this on your survey form.