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
18 Jun 2018
Despite the fact that 63 per cent of people who misuse substances have some sort of mental health challenge, it is the experience of many people that service providers are not well equipped to support them with the complexity that arises from this.
State Government Policy & Funding
6 Aug 2018
This State Budget 2018-19 Member Briefing has been updated as of 6 August, based on information received from the Mental Health Commission and through parliament’s budget processes.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
23 Jan 2018
In November 2017, the WA Association for Mental Health, Community Mental Health Australia and Mental health Coordinating Council held the the National NDIS Mental Health Conference in Sydney. This conference report by CMHA provides a helpful overview of the major conference themes.
7 Feb 2018
THE WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) is calling for an urgent response to a Human Rights Watch report released today detailing shocking treatment of WA prisoners with mental health issues.
Commonwealth Reform & Funding
28 May 2018
WAAMH recently made a submission to the Federal government's senate inquiry into the Accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia.
29 Jan 2018
WAAMH is eagerly awaiting the release of the draft Accommodation and Support Strategy, which the WA Mental health Commission intends to release for consultation soon.
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.