By drawing on the expertise and experience of our members, including community mental health service providers, consumers and carers, WAAMH advocates locally and nationally for effective public policy on mental health issues.
We always like to hear new perspectives and feedback regarding our consultations, submissions and advocacy priorities.
We welcome you to contact us with your views.
18 Oct 2021
WAAMH invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from people interested in joining its Mental Health Community Supports Reference Group by 15 November 2021.
21 Dec 2022
WAAMH welcomes the release of the report of the Inquiry into the Esther Foundation and unregulated private health facilities. WAAMH wrote a joint submission to the inquiry with the WA Network and other Drug Agencies and both peak bodies gave evidence to the Education and Health Standing Committee in a public hearing.
07 Apr 2021
WAAMH is seeking one additional independent consumer representative, and one or two independent carer or family member representatives for its NDIS mental Health Reference Group.
18 Aug 2022
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.
01 Dec 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.
06 Oct 2021
The National Mental Health Workforce Strategy Taskforce is developing a strategy that will consider the quality, supply, distribution, and structure of Australia’s mental health workforce. Read WAAMH's submission to the consultation process for the Development of the National Mental Health Workforce Strategy here.