For media enquiries contact the Communications Unit on (08) 6272 4900 or email communications@wapha.org.au

When reporting on mental health;

  • Mindframe provides accurate information about suicide and mental illness and the portrayal of these issues in the media.
  • Response Ability provides information to support use of multi-media packages in the education and journalism fields of universities and tertiary colleges.
  • SANE Australia is a national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness. It includes a helpline, the StigmaWatch program and a media centre.

Media Releases

2017

GP report card flags need for health sector integration 19 September
Improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people 2 15 September
Red dust kicking up a storm in the Great Southern 13 September
Improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people 8 September 2017
Personalised support for Kimberley people exiting residential rehabilitation 4 September 2017
New drug service to tackle methamphetamine use in Avon Valley 23 August 2017
Building GP skills to tackle “doctor shopping” and other opioid misuse 10 August 2017
My Health Record Roadshow 9 August 2017
Big picture view needed to address alcohol and drug use 7 August 2017
Joined-up health system key to keeping people well in the community 4 August 2017
GPs are good for our mental health 31 July 2017
Volunteers raise awareness of My Health Record 28 July 2017
Responsible suicide reporting; the facts 26 July 2017
New primary Mental Health Portals open up across WA 6 July 2017
WAPHA welcomes Sustainable Health Review 30 June 2017
Innovation grants to facilitate collaboration in primary health care 9 June 2017
Carnarvon student wins youth leadership scholarship  1 June 2017
Funding boost for integrated Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol treatment services 30 May 2017
New headspace centre for Mandurah 26 May 2017
Jane Butcher recognised with national nursing award 16 May 2017
Report calls for greater emphasis of primary care 3 May 2017
After hours mental health support in Pilbara 2 May 2017
New chronic disease service for Midwest, Gascoyne and Murchison regions  11 April 2017
New mental health service in Meekatharra 28 March 2017
New mental health service in Carnarvon 28 March 2017
Gascoyne Aboriginal Youth Leadership Scholarship now open 22 March 2017
WAPHA welcomes new WA Minister for Health 16 March 2017
WAPHA welcomes funding extension for alcohol and drug treatment services 8 March 2017
New Aboriginal health service a success in Goldfields  3 March 2017
Wheatbelt to host digital health forum 28 February 2017
WAPHA first Australian member of European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD) 22 February 2017
South West mental health services get a boost 20 February 2017
Closing the Gap report highlights need for collaborative approach 14 February 2017
Midwest to benefit from $3 million to tackle suicide 9 February 2017
New service to combat substance abuse in Great Southern 30 January 2017
 Support for Aboriginal people struggling with drug or alcohol abuse in Pilbara 30 January 2017
EOI open for delivery of local mental health services in regional WA 27 January 2017
New partnerships to support Western Australians living with chronic disease 24 January 2017
WAPHA welcomes new Federal Health Minister 18 January 2017
Innovation & Collaboration Grants program opens in Country WA PHN 10 January 2017

 

2016

Local Drug Action Teams to strengthen drug prevention activities 23 December 2016
Pilbara Collaborative Health Forum 7 December 2016
Leadership and collaboration critical to addressing Aboriginal youth suicide 23 November 2016
Report sets blueprint to improve suicide-prevention services and programmes for Indigenous people 15 November 2016
WA women urged to have regular Pap smears 26 October 2016
Integrated care model at heart of approach to primary health care 10 October 2016
Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce interim report released 14 September 2016
WAPHA launches innovation and evidence grants program 8 September 2016
Local communities supported through Mental Health Week  7 September 2016 
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia wins international award for practice improvement program 1 September 2016
Perth North PHN selected as Health Care Home trial site 24 August 2016
Perth South PHN chosen as lead site for suicide prevention 18 August 2016
Country WA PHN to lead suicide prevention trial site in Kimberley 18 August 2016 
Local community will be key to designing suicide prevention services in Wheatbelt 20 July 2016 
 WA Mental health services to be better targeted in unique initiative 4 July 2016 
Country WA PHN committed to delivery of after hours care 29 June 2016
 Nominations for 2016 Health Excellence Awards open 13 June 2016
$20 million for new Alcohol and other Drug treatment services 1 June 2016
WAPHA welcomes State Budget funding to tackle ice  13 May 2016

2015