Commonwealth Reform & Funding

17 Apr 2019

WAAMH Submission: Productivity Commission Inquiry

WAAMH's Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the 'Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health'. This submission is based on a range of resources, including academic research; existing WAAMH papers and submissions; existing WAAMH consultation findings; and, feedback and insights from wide consultation with people in the mental health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) and other relevant sectors, including people with lived experience, families and carers.

5 Jun 2018

WAAMH Submission: Accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia Senate Inquiry

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.

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.

10 May 2017

Federal Budget Analysis 2017-18

This document contains an in-depth analysis from Community Mental Health Australia executive director Amanda Bresnan about how the Federal Budget 2017-18 measures will affect mental health funding, reform and investment.

4 Feb 2016

Commonwealth Reform

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.

26 Nov 2015

Media Release - WAAMH welcomes federal government response to the National Review of Mental Health Services and Programs

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.

20 Mar 2015

WAAMH Submission

Thank you for your responses to our survey which enabled us to make this submission outlining the importance of Commonwealth mental health funding, the need to improve tender processes and consultation in service design with people with lived experience, the sector and local organisations. We also called for the release of the government’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services and a cross-departmental funding strategy for mental health.

30 Nov 2014

Report of National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services

The Commonwealth Government tasked the National Mental Health Commission with conducting a national review of mental health programmes and services. The focus of the review was on assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of programmes and services in supporting individuals experiencing mental ill-health and their families and other support people to lead a contributing life and to engage productively in the community.

16 Nov 2014

WAAMH's Submissions to National Mental Health Services Review

Read WAAMH's four submissions to the National Mental Health Services Review, including our submission on the Individual Placement and Support employment model.