Mental Health Commission of WA

The Mental Health Commission (MHC) provides leadership and support in a new approach to the delivery of mental health services in WA.

 

WA Substance Users’ Association

The WA Substance Users’ Association’s (WASUA) aim has been to improve the health and social circumstances of people who use illicit substances in WA.

 

Health Consumers Council WA

The Health Consumers Council (HCC) is an independent (not-for-profit) community based organisation, representing the consumers’ voice in health policy, planning, research and service delivery. HCC advocate on behalf of consumers to doctors, other health professionals, hospitals and the wider health system.

 

Mental Health Advocacy Service

The Mental Health Advocacy Service (MHAS) replaces and expands the role of the Council of Official Visitors under the new Mental Health Act 2014. It provides advocacy services to support the rights of people under the Act who are ‘identified persons’.

 

Mental Health Law Centre

The Mental Health Law Centre is an independent community based organisation funded to provide a free specialist legal service throughout WA to people with a mental illness that is casually related to their legal issue. 

 

Office of the Chief Psychiatrist 

The Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (OCP), within the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1996 and associated Regulations, is directly accountable to the Director General of Health and the Minister for Mental Health and ultimately to the community and particularly those people with a mental illness, their carers and family.

 

ConnectGroups

ConnectGroups aims to help people help each other by providing Self Help and Support Groups.

 

Women with Disabilities

Women with Disabilities (WWDA) is the peak organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia. WWDA is run by women with disabilities, for women with disabilities. 

 

People with Disabilities WA

People with Disabilities WA (PWDWA) is a consumer managed organisation representing and advocating for the rights and equity of all Western Australians with a disability.

 

Health Consumers Action Group WA

The Health Consumers Action Group WA’s (HCAGWA) objective is to support health equity values.

 

Derbarl Yerrigan Aboriginal Health Services

Derbarl Yerrigan provides holistic and culturally secure health services for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people and communities in the Perth Metropolitan region.

 

Living Proud WA

Living Proud LGBTIQ Community Services of WA is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote the well being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people in WA.

 

Richmond Wellbeing WA

Richmond Wellbeing is a leader and key influencer in bringing recovery into mainstream mental health practices. They provide supported accommodation and community services to people with a diagnosable mental illness.

 

Mental Illness Fellowship of WA

The Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing information and a comprehensive and integrated range of support services to people with mental illness as well as their carers, families and friends who have an interest in caring for a person with a mental illness.

 

Peer Connect

Peer Connect is for people living with disability, their families and their support networks. Their website includes information about joining Peer Support Networks, having choice and control in your life, the NDIS and getting involved with your local community.

 

Recovery Rocks Community

Recovery Rocks are a community of people who have experienced mental health challenges and are choosing to live a life of recovery and well being. Recovery Rocks offer monthly gatherings, volunteering opportunities, recovery education, music, arts and crafts groups, friendship and more. Contact: our.recovery.rocks@gmail.com 

 

Perth Active Depression Support Group

Perth Active Depression Support Group (PADSG) is a dynamic social enterprise that focuses on recreational activities as a way of becoming mentally engaged. They offer a range of activities including board game nights, pot luck lunches and walking groups. 

 

My Care My Choice

My Care My Choice is a ratings and review site which offers clients, family members and carers a valuable and reliable source of information about the experiences other people have had with support in Disability Services, Mental Health and Aged Care in WA.

 

 

Please call the CoMHWA office if you need assistance in finding the right support for you.