• 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 […]

  • Consumer Engagement in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector in WA

    Posted April 7, 2017 in Latest News

    NEW RESOURCE: Principles & Best Practice Strategies for Consumer Engagement in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector in Western Australia A new guidance document on consumer engagement principles and strategies in WA’s AOD sector is now available. CoMHWA was a member of the Project Advisory Group established to develop the resource. In 2015 the Health […]

  • Have Your Say!

    Posted April 4, 2017 in Latest News

    CoMHWA currently has 2 opportunities for you to have your say: You Matter: engaging with consumers, carers, community and clinicians in health You are invited to provide your final feedback on the draft engagement framework You Matter: engaging with consumers, carers, community and clinicians in health. The Framework focuses on engagement at the service and […]

  • MyTherapy app

    Posted March 21, 2017 in Latest News

    Mental health concerns all of us: sooner or later everyone will come face to face with depression or anxiety. Knowing what you can do and where to find help is important. Many people discuss the benefits of such things as fitness and support, though, a topic that’s relatively new is digital health. With young adults […]

  • Thank you for Bringing Your Voice!

    Posted March 14, 2017 in Latest News

    Consumers, carers, service providers, family members and friends came together on Friday for an afternoon of consultation, sharing and musical performances at Bring Your Voice. With over 60 people discussing topics of recovery housing, stigma and discrimination, crisis and recovery support and mental health prevention and early intervention, we were able to capture the many […]

  • Anna’s Story: My Mental Health Journey

    Posted March 14, 2017 in Latest News

    Written by Katie Hampson Bibliophile Anna Richards, 75, from Menora, grew up feeling different to the people around her but she was never sure why. At 57, she finally had an answer and volunteers her time to make the world easier to navigate for others like her.   I was always known as somebody who […]

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