Events

Towards Elimination of Restrictive Practises 11th National Forum (3-4 May 2017)

The 11th national Towards Elimination of Restrictive Practises Forum (formerly Seclusion & Restraint Reduction Forum) will be held The University Club of Western Australia, Crawley on 3-4 May 2017.

The forum is a co-sponsored initiative between the Chief Psychiatrist of Western Australia (WA), the lead agency, with the WA Mental Health Commission, WA Department of Health and the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH).

The forum provides an opportunity for clinicians, practitioners, consumers and carers/family members from across Australia to come together to showcase innovations in practice, forge ideas and policy directions based on research, clinical practice and lived experience. The Perth forum will facilitate a national commitment to eliminating the use of restrictive practices and working together within a culture of care.

To find out more about the Towards Elimination of Restrictive Practises Forum 2017 check out WAAMH's website

Mental Health Conference (13-14 July 2017)

The 2nd WA Mental Health Conference will be held at the Perth Concert Hall in Perth on 13-14 July 2017.

The conference is hosted by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) with support of the Mental Health Commission.

To find out more about the Mental Health Conference 2017 check out WAAMH's website

Mental Health Week (October 2017)

Mental Health Week raises community awareness about mental health issues and is held every October each year to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

The aim of Mental Health Week is to promote social and emotional wellbeing to the community, encouraging people to maximise their health potential, enhancing the coping capacity of communities, families, individuals and increasing mental health recovery.

The 2016 Mental Health Week was held from 8 to 15 October, using the Act-Belong-Commit message with a focus on suicide prevention, ‘Together we can save lives’.

For further information visit the Western Australian Association for Mental Health's website.

Events Calendar

Date Event
27 May - 3 June National Reconciliation Week
2 July - 8 July NAIDOC Week
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day
14 September RU OK Day
10 October World Mental Health Day
12 November - 18 November Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week