Systemic Advocacy

By drawing on the expertise and experience of our members, consumers and carers, WAAMH advocates locally and nationally for effective public policy on mental health issues.

Engagement & Consultation

24 Sep 2017

Speaking out about what matters: Regional, rural and remote mental health in WA. A consultation report

Report resulting from a consultation event held on 12th July 2017, attended by consumers, carers and organisational representatives from regional, rural and remote areas of WA

Mental Health under McGowan

18 Oct 2017

Sustainable Health Review: balanced system for mental health

Make a submission to the Sustainable Health Review!

National Disability Insurance Scheme

10 Aug 2017

CMHA submission: Position Paper - Productivity Commission on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs

CMHA Submission to the NDIS Costs – Productivity Commission Paper states that the point of quality is getting lost in the focus on scheme costs.

Justice Systems

15 May 2017

Community calls for CLMIA reform

WAAMH welcomed the opportunity to support Mental Health Matters 2's community discussion on reforming the Criminal Law Mentaly Impaired Accused Act.

Commonwealth Reform & Funding

10 Aug 2017

CMHA submission to Productivity Commission inquiry into competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services

WAAMH has worked closely with our national peak body Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) to provide a WA perspective to these national inquiries.


22 Feb 2017

Housing, Homelessness and Mental Health Jurisdictional Workshop

Paid Participation Policy for consumers and carers in the National Mental Health Commission's workshop group in Perth.

Mental Health 10 Year Plan

16 May 2016

Media Release - Ten Year Plan Derailed By NGO Cuts in Budget

WAAMH believes the Ten Year Mental Health Services Plan has been derailed by savage cuts to the most under-resourced segment of the WA’s mental health system following the release of the State Budget 2016.