2nd December 2015
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Increased Numbers of Suicide Unacceptable
The highest rate of suicide in ten years is a cause of great concern according to SANE Australia CEO, Jack Heath.“The increase in suicides in 2014 is simply unacceptable.
2864 deaths by suicide is 2864 too many,” Mr Heath said in a statement released today.“We need to redouble our efforts to prevent suicide at a national, state and local level. We need to work closely with people who have attempted suicide to better understand what we can do to assist people in their hour of greatest need.
“We also must reduce the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness so that people are encouraged to seek help early on.As a country, we’ve been able to drastically cut the number of deaths from heart disease, aids, cancer and motor vehicle accidents. We can, and must, do the same with suicide.
“We need to set a specific goal for reducing suicide.“SANE Australia supports the National Suicide Prevention Coalition’s call for a 50% reduction in suicide over a ten-year period.
“Recent reforms announced by the government to tackle suicide at a local level are very welcome as is the commitment to deliver major programs at a national level.We now need to put in place a specific goal that we can all rally around.“SANE Australia is committed to playing its part,” Mr Heath concluded

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7 Week Yoga Course for Mental Health Carers
Each session will run on a Friday from 10am-11am 
Begins on the 1st April 2016 for 7 consecutive weeks until 13th May 2016

Bookings are essential 
1800 811 747 
Talk it Out Workshop - Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds
Saturday the 2nd of April 
9.30am - 3.30pm

Suite 6, (Ground Floor) 9 The Avenue, Midland
Free Event for young people aged 7-12 yrs

Talk It Out is a program for families who reside in the City of Swan with children or young people who are affected by, or at risk of developing a mental illness.
There will be interactive and physical activities (Laser Tag), arts and crafts and problem solving.
Via team building activities participants have the opportunity to learn about:
  • Self-Care and physical well being 
  • Manager anger and deal with conflict 
  • Improving communication skills 
  • Understanding and coping with their feelings
Lunch is provided. 
For more information download the brochure
For more information phone 1800 811 747 or email

Don't Mess with Mental Health: WA needs a Minister for Mental Health

WAAMH is opposed to the Australian Medical Association's (AMA) campaign for the government to remove WA’s dedicated Minister for Mental Health and merge the Mental Health Commission back into the Department of Health.

Help us tell Premier Barnett to keep mental health as its own portfolio. Call on the government asking them to maintain a dedicated Mental Health Minister and Commission.

Read more in WAAMH's Media Release
Click Here

Save the Date 2016 Forum

27 May 2016
B Shed, Victoria Quay Waterfront, Fremantle, Western Australia

followed by the Post Forum Mixer

Research institutes may claim involving the lived experience community in hard science research is expensive, disruptive and counterproductive. Meeting for Minds is convinced it is none of those things and instead represents an opportunity for research institutes and the lived experience community to engage in a process 
of mutual enrichment.

Building a case for implementing a co-design platform involving people with lived experience of mental illness and their carers in all neuroscience research.

For more information download this Brochure
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