Campaign Trainings

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.

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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.

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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!

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Session recorded on 10th June 2020.

Phone banking is an essential tactic for community organising and grass-roots campaigning.

Learn the art of phone banking, what it is, how to do it well, and the pro tips for getting the result you want. The session is led by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH).

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Session recorded on 17 June 2020.


Have you ever considered starting your own mental health support group to meet like-minded people through the power of peer support?

Join Rahul Seth, a Chartered Accountant turned mental health change-maker who is the founder of Activate Mental Health, to learn some tips and advice on how to create your own mental health community. Activate Mental Health runs fun social based activities to give proactive opportunities for its members to improve their mental wellbeing. The group has grown to over 3,000 members on the social networking site Meetup in the 4 years it has operated and more than 70 volunteers have run more than 1,100 meetup opportunities.

Rahul will share 10 essential tips to consider running your own group from the experiences he has personally gone through, which has led to the success he had with Activate Mental Health.

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Session recorded on 23 June 2020

Ever wondered why your fundraising isn’t generating enough income? You might be doing it ineffectively!

In this free webinar you will learn how to plan and execute an effective fundraising activity. The webinar will include useful tips and tricks for success along with links to helpful resources. 

With special guest hosts, Anne Smith and Shendelle Oliver. Anne and Shendelle have a combined fundraising experience of more than 20 years. Both have worked across multiple not-for-profit organisations including The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul, PMH Foundation and St John WA.

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Session recorded on 29 June 2020.

Ever wondered what the terms ‘Signal Boosting’, ‘Engagements’ and ‘Organic Reach’ meant? These are all words used in social media marketing, which is used heavily in campaigns! Learn all this and more in the ‘Social Media 101’ training hosted by Prevent Support Heal campaign organiser Aden Kenworthy and Founder of CounterAct, Nicola Paris.

Nicola has extensive experience working on a range of campaigns over fifteen years, and has been facilitating within a diversity of groups for many years. Having worked across the full spectrum of progressive social change – from sailing with Sea Shepherd on Antarctic campaigns, to working as an adviser to a Senator she has a developed a perspective informed by hands on experience, on the tools we can use to create effective social change.

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Session recorded on 1 July 2020