• CoMHWA Submission Updates

    Posted August 16, 2017 in Latest News

    CoMHWA Submission Highlighted in DSS Disability Advocacy Consultation CoMHWA’s submission to the review of the National Disability Advocacy Program was highlighted in the Review’s Consultation Report, released by Minister for Social Service Christian Porter last week. CoMHWA has called for independence of advocacy services from National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provision, as well as recognition […]

  • Strong Interest and Support for Peer Support Shared in Second Alternatives to Suicide Forum

    Posted August 10, 2017 in Latest News

    The second Alternatives to Suicide forum was hosted on Monday 30th July 2017 with CoMHWA attending as a member of the Alternatives to Suicide Steering Committee. The Steering Committee, which is hosted by Mercycare with representatives from CoMHWA, Helping Minds, Calleja Consulting, Connect Groups and the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (UWA),is guiding […]

  • Reinvest Graylands – Consumer Views

    Posted August 3, 2017 in Latest News

    CoMHWA supports the position from WAAMH, (the peak body for the community mental health sector) that in the event that Graylands is sold, that the sales revenue be fully reinvested to close the gaps in needed supports for people with lived experience to live equal, contributing lives. The Better Choices Better Lives Ten Year Mental […]

  • Alicia at the National Suicide Prevention Conference

    Posted August 1, 2017 in Latest News

    The National Suicide Prevention Australia Conference 2017 holds high hopes for suicide prevention in Australia. CoMHWA’s delegate Alicia Beckingsale attended the conference. Alicia delivered a workshop entitled “Dear Someone”, engaging participants in writing and music methods to help overcome challenges in life, as a well as a Spoken Word performance as musician Licy Be, in […]

  • CoMHWA Calls for Removal of Suicide Video

    Posted July 6, 2017 in Latest News

    Consumers of Mental Health WA Calls for Removal of Suicide Video CoMHWA has called on the support of Acting Premier and Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook for the urgent removal of a video in which a woman graphically suicides over and over again. The video is being exhibited at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Please […]

  • The Value of Peer Support in Suicide Prevention

    Posted June 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

    CoMHWA and Helping Minds have produced a Summary of Feedback from the Lived Experience Forum on Alternatives to Suicide (AtS), a USA model of peer-led support groups for people with thoughts of suicide. The summary is enclosed with this newsletter for you. CoMHWA and Helping Minds Lived Experience Forum was held as part of a […]

  • June at CoMHWA

    Posted June 21, 2017 in Latest News

    What’s been happening so far in June? We have a work placement student! CoMHWA welcomes Juliet; a Masters of Social Work student on work placement. We’re lucky to have Juliet for the next twelve weeks where she will be assisting us with many projects, mainly the OurVoice4Change project. Juliet has a background in Digital Media […]

  • Royal Commission Now Campaign – Add Your Support

    Posted May 2, 2017 in Latest News

    Royal Commission Now Campaign – Please Sign to Add Your Support   Ask our Leaders for a Royal Commission Now!   CoMHWA supports the campaign efforts of Australian peak disability campaign alliance to achieve a Royal Commission. Please sign the DPOA’s petition for a Royal Commission and forward to your networks. https://endtheviolence.good.do/royalcommissionnow/email/#personal_detail_fields The Disabled People’s […]

  • Bring Your Voice: Lived Experience Perspectives for Better Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Posted April 26, 2017 in Latest News

    Message from the CEO CoMHWA’s Bring Your Voice forum was held on 10th March 2017, on the eve of the 2017 State election, at Youth Head Quarters Leederville. We brought people together to share ideas for improving mental health and wellbeing, drawing on the wisdom of their lived experience of mental health distress and recovery […]

  • EOI: Consumer and Carer Perspectives Needed on Clozapine

    Posted April 13, 2017 in Latest News

    Consumer and carer perspectives, for inclusion in an online learning module (Clozapine)   The East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) recently led a review into a small number of incidents related to patients taking clozapine (anti-psychotropic medication). While there was no evidence to suggest that clozapine directly caused any of the incidents investigated, the review did […]

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