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.
State Election 2017
5 Apr 2017
Mental health incoming brief for Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook MLA
National Disability Insurance Scheme
5 Dec 2016
WHILE the future governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Western Australia was recently decided, there are still key issues relating to psycho-social disability under the scheme which need to be addressed.
1 Dec 2016
AFTER more than a decade of lobbying for the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act to be amended, Western Australia’s peak body for mental health, the WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) has welcomed the long awaited Senate’s report on the indefinite detention of people with disability or psychiatric impairment.
9 Sep 2016
WAAMH has made a submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee examining the Commonwealth Budget Savings Bill. The committee will report on 13th September.
Mental Health 10 Year Plan
16 May 2016
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 this week.
Mental Health Act
21 Mar 2016
WAAMH is opposed to removing WA’s dedicated Minister for Mental Health and merging the Mental Health Commission back into the Department of Health. Thanks to your support, the Premier has recently made a commitment to maintaining the Mental Health Minister and Commission.
4 Feb 2016
WAPHA has released its latest briefing about how Commonwealth reform will impact WA. It includes information on funding and program transition arrangements for Commonwealth funded programs including PiR and Day to Day Living, as well as Headspace transition arrangements and national leadership.
Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse
8 Feb 2016
Read Consumers of Mental Health WA (COMHWA)'s submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for the inquiry into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings.
22 Feb 2017
Paid Participation Policy for consumers and carers in the National Mental Health Commission's workshop group in Perth.
National Mental Health Services Review
26 Nov 2015
WAAMH welcomes the federal government’s response to the National Review of Mental Health Services and Programs, but questioned whether the plan could be achieved without up-front investment.