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
14 Nov 2017
Despite only one in five people currently being able to access the community mental health support they need, the State Government cut $5.8m of community services in the recent State Budget. WAAMH’s draft Pre-Budget Submission sets out what needs to change and we are currently seeking input from WAAMH members.
Mental Health under McGowan
11 Dec 2017
In our Pre-Budget Submission, WAAMH calls for a stronger focus on prevention, robust action to integrate system siloes and immediate additional funding to meet the $38 million gap in community support funding.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
10 Aug 2017
CMHA Submission to the NDIS Costs – Productivity Commission Paper states that the point of quality is getting lost in the focus on scheme costs.
15 May 2017
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
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
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
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.