Positive Schools

Master Class (Day 2)

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Western Australian Association for Mental Health 



Click HERE to download a copy of the poster with entry details.



The WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) is proud to support the Positive Schools Conference in Perth, 23-24 May 2013, when WA will see mental health and wellbeing take front stage through a conference that aims to inspire, engage and guide passion for education in the mental health arena.


WAAMH will simultaneously launch its Mental Health schools poster competition, which will engage upper primary and secondary school students, with winners being announced in September.


The poster competition will ask students to create a poster to represent the message ‘Healthy body + Healthy mind = A healthy and happy me’. A great collection of supporters has ensured prizes for individuals and schools, and we look forward to engaging the school sector in positive mental health messages.


Positive mental health is rapidly becoming a high-profile topic in our community. This public acknowledgement of both the problem and the need for solutions, especially at grass-root levels such as schools, provide a growing challenge for WAAMH. These challenges are met with enthusiasm by a dedicated group of skilled staff and an ever-growing group of members to the Association. The WAAMH school poster competition is just one of many public strategies we will use in 2013 and 6 – 13 October will see issues, strategies and success stories showcased during Mental Health Week.


WAAMH was incorporated in 1966 as an umbrella organisation for the small network of church and charitable bodies providing voluntary services for mental health hospitals and other institutions. Over the years, as the community-managed mental health sector in WA has grown, WAAMH has maintained its representation role and has broadened its focus to include mental health promotion, sector development and advocacy. Today, WAAMH is organised as a representative association with a council of delegates from member bodies, with over 100 organisational and individual members that is recognised state-wide and nationally as the peak body for the community-managed mental health sector in WA.


WAAMH’s role is to support the development of the community-managed mental health sector with specific focus on:



Please book early to ensure you secure your place at the most important Positive Schools Conference yet.