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

11 Jul 2017

Operational Plans for Systemic Advocacy: Feedback from the Community Mental Health Leadership Network

At WAAMH’s member engagement event ‘The Community Mental Health Leadership Network’, WAAMH presented on the Board’s recently developed Strategic Plan, and consulted on draft operational plans for systemic advocacy.

Mental Health under McGowan

16 May 2017

WA Labor Mental Health and Recovery Services

WA Labor has published a Mental Health and Mental Health Recovery Services document, outlining its commitment and investment to mental health.

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.