Systemic Advocacy

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.


Engagement and Consultation

18 Oct 2021

EOIs for community reference group

WAAMH invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from people interested in joining its Mental Health Community Supports Reference Group by 15 November 2021.

Prevention and Community Support

06 Oct 2021

WAAMH Submission: Infrastructure WA Draft Strategy consultation

WAAMH recently made a submission to the consultation process for the Foundations for a Stronger Tomorrow State Infrastructure Strategy, with a focus on mental health prevention, community supports and climate change. Foundations for a Stronger Tomorrow outlines the State's significant infrastructure needs and priorities over the next 20 years and addresses a broad range of sectors and cross-cutting themes to identify both non-build solutions such as policy reforms and priority projects and programs.

NDIS

07 Apr 2021

Expression of Interest for NDIS Reference Group

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.

Housing

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.

Justice Systems

07 Dec 2019

Still waiting for CLMIA draft Bill

WAAMH CEO Taryn Harvey spoke to the ABC about the implications of delays to reform the CLMIA Act being introduced to Parliament and how the deadlines for being able to review the draft have been continually pushed back since August 2019.

Commonwealth reform and funding

06 Oct 2021

WAAMH Submission: Development of the National Mental Health Workforce Strategy

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.