CoMHWA Media Releases

7th February 2018 – WA Prisoners with Disabilities Neglected, Abused (joint media release with DDWAPWdWA and WAAMH)

12th September 2017Mental Health Consumer Peak Body Calls for a Change in Thinking

4th July 2017CoMHWA calls for removal of suicide video. (also read our letter to the Acting Premier here)

30th November 2016Advocates call for fairer treatment of mentally impaired accused.

23rd November 2015CoMHWA welcomes the Mental Health Reform.

15th April 2015Consumer peak joins call for suicide prevention targets.

4th December 2014Consumer body calls for inquiry after Graylands sexual assault allegations.

3rd December 2014Mental health consumers driving change.

23rd September 2014CoMHWA calls for ban on Bethlem Sanatorium Haunted House exhibition at Perth Royal Show.

25th August 2014US Expert set to inspire WA mental health consumers.

18th June 2014Rethink needed for mental health recovery in wake of tragedy.


CoMHWA in the Media

5th December 2017, Premier’s website – New collaborative tool to help improve mental and physical health of Western Australians

30th December 2016, WA Today“Frat Party” not the first time Brass Monkey Hotel has courted controversy

December 2016, Health Matters MagazineServices supporting mental health recovery: what does it take?

9th September 2016, The WestMentally ill welfare row

Summer 2014, Head2Head magazineVision for change

31st October 2014, Western IndependentHalloween “insane asylum” haunts

30th September 2014,“Bethlem” ride at Australian show criticised by UK mental health experts

28th October 2014, ABC NewsMP’s should not decide whether to release mentally impaired people: mental health groups

26th September 2014, Daily Mail AustraliaPerth show forced to scrap a haunted house attraction…

26th September 2014, WA TodayMental health: Royal show backs down, scraps asylum attraction

25th September 2014, Pro Bono AustraliaControversial show ride changed

25th September 2014, Perth NowBethlem attraction at Perth Royal Show canned after backlash by mental health advocates