• CoMHWA Welcomes NDIS Certainty for Mental Health Consumers

    Posted December 15, 2017 in Latest News

    Consumers of Mental Health WA welcomes the recent confirmation by the McGowan Government that WA has signed up to the federal National Disability Insurances Scheme (NDIS). Click here to read the Media Releases of the Minister for Disability Services, Hon Stephen Dawson, and the joint Media Release of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and State Premier, […]

  • CoMHWA’s End of Year Celebration and M3Q Launch

    Posted December 7, 2017 in Latest News

    Over 60 consumers, carers, service providers and clinicians came together on Tuesday 5th December for CoMHWA’s end of year celebration and launch of the M3Q Project: My Medicines and Me. The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Minister for Mental Health presented Brian Wooller and Shauna Gaebler (CoMHWA Chairperson and CEO, respectively) with the Lotterywest grant which […]

  • Think Mental Health Campaign

    Posted November 30, 2017 in Latest News

    Media Release: Hon Roger Cook MLA (28/11/17) The McGowan Government has today launched the Think Mental Health campaign, to encourage men to seek help early and urge their family and friends to check in with them if they notice they are not going so well. In a first for Western Australia, the public education campaign […]

  • Introducing the Peer Work Champions Community of Practice

    Posted November 1, 2017 in Latest News

    On Thursday 19th October to coincide with Global Peer Supporters’ Day, CoMHWA and WA Peer Supporters’ Network co-hosted a planning meeting to design a Peer Work Champions’ Community of Practice (‘the Community of Practice’). Seventeen people contributed at the planning meeting, representing 13 different agencies and organisations. While there was much to discuss within a […]

  • OurVoice4Change Website Launch

    Posted October 17, 2017 in Latest News

    Each person has a unique story to tell, unlike any other each story shares a unique journey. Recovery stories speaks to the importance of validation, genuine human connection and hope. Stories are the way we can authentically share experiences, they bring us to the core of human connection and forge a better understanding surrounding mental health. […]

  • National Mental Health Consumer Carer Forum Research Released

    Posted September 12, 2017 in Latest News

    Dr Robyn Martin and Dr Kate Dorozenko attended The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) conference in Sydney last week where an important piece of their research work was launched; “A Critical Literature Review of the Direct, Adverse Effects of Neuroleptic Drugs”.  This work was commissioned by the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum under the […]

  • Now Closing – Perth’s Only Mental Health GP Clinic – Sign the Petition!

    Posted August 29, 2017 in Latest News

    SIGN THE PETITION HERE Last week CoMHWA was contacted by several of our members with news of the closure of Mooro Drive. Mooro Drive, delivered by 360 Health and Community, was established in February 2015 and is the first and only dedicated GP practice in WA to meet the physical health care needs of people […]

  • 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 […]

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