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Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA)

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phone (08) 9258 8911 wifi Website email Email

location_on 12/275 Belmont Avenue, Cloverdale, WA, Australia 6105

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Open 24 Hours

Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA)

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Systemic Advocacy and Reform Collaboration and responsive advocacy is integral to CoMHWA’s work. This includes writing submissions and providing input and advice to government and other stakeholders. CoMHWA provides advice and expertise through representation and participates on numerous committees and expert reference groups. CoMHWA also undertakes general advocacy including developing position statements and conducting issues-based campaigns, driven by findings from consumer consultations. Education and Raising Awareness CoMHWA offers unique training, mentoring and coaching. Our education programs build the capacity of people living with mental health issues to be better skilled, equipped and connected. In addition, we provide training for service providers and the broader community:
• Education and Training for Consumers, Consumer Groups and the Peer Workforce
• Education and Training for Services and Community Groups
• Speaker’s Bureau Research CoMHWA undertakes research on consumer service needs, and quality of services and supports.

We are also establishing and developing relationships with relevant research institutions. Growing Peer Leadership and Support As a peak voice for and by people with lived experience of mental health issues, CoMHWA is a peer-led organisation. Peer needs, interests and voices are central to our way of working. CoMHWA established and hosts the WA Peer Supporters’ Network and continues to actively support their work. CoMHWA also leads the following peer initiatives: • Coordinate Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work Scholarships; • Build peer support employment pathways; • Facilitate the WA Peer Champions Community of Practice. Organisational Management, Governance and Sustainability CoMHWA is committed in maintaining its independence and sustainability to enable continued growth within our organisation. We are continuously involved in planning, monitoring and evaluating processes. CoMHWA is governed by a Board who set the organisation’s strategic vision and monitors the progress of strategic goals. The majority of Board Directors must have a lived/living experience of mental health issues.

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