Mental Health Week
2 to 11 October
In 2015 Mental Health Week is from October 2 to 11. The week plays a key role in raising the importance of mental health across age, socio-economic, geographical and other divides with activities targeted to reach children, youth, and families, as well as government, community and business leaders.
A Mental Health Week liftout was distributed in The West Australian on 30 September which contains a list of Mental Health Week events.
Mental Health Good Outcomes Award winners
People and organisations who are making an outstanding contribution to mental health have been honoured at the 2015 Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards. The seven winners...
elearning package for
Mental Health Act 2014
The Mental Health Act 2014 was passed by the Western Australian Parliament on 16 October 2014 and will replace the current Mental Health Act 1996 from 30 November 2015. The Act creates new rights for families and carers to be more involved in decision making and treatment planning. There are also additional safeguards and advocacy services to protect the rights of people experiencing mental illness.
Recognising that clinicians will need support to transition to the new legislation, the Commission has been working with the Department of Health and the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist to develop a comprehensive education strategy, including interactive online learning packages...
Everyone working together to encourage and support people who experience mental health problems and/or mental illness to stay in the community, out of hospital and living a meaningful life.