The Western Australia Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) has launched the Prevent Support Heal campaign, ahead of the 2021 WA State Election. In this Zoom campaign event, WAAMH Advocacy and Sector Development Manager, Chelsea McKinney, with guest, Dr Sebastian Rosenberg, Senior Lecturer at the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, discuss the facts and figures that highlight the gaps in Western Australia’s mental health funding, and the importance of this campaign.
Session recorded on 14th May 2020.
Meeting with a politician sounds very exciting but there are a few vital tips we need to make our meetings with Members of Parliament a success.
From being succinct, not asking too much, don’t take too much time and providing solutions are all key elements to a successful meeting with an MP.
Most importantly, we need to get our message across so the voices of our mental health community are heard.
We are honoured to host former Greens Senator Scott Ludlam for a one hour online session on the best tips to make our campaign stand out when talking to an MP.
Scott was a Senator in the Australian Parliament for ten years and raised the voices of many on issues including housing and homelessness, digital rights, clean energy and defense.
He met with hundreds of community groups and peak bodies at both Parliament House and at his office in Fremantle.
Session recorded on 27th May 2020.
Talking to the media and communicating exactly what you want to say takes some preparation and practice.
Paul Jarvis and Sarah Quinton lead this discussion around the best ways to talk to the media and share your story, to help spread the Prevent Support Heal message across the State!
Session recorded on 10th June 2020.