Category: The Big Splash WA

Thank you to all that participated in The Big Splash WA campaign to raise awareness about the mental health crisis in children and adolescents throughout Western Australia.   A large number of people enjoyed seeing the local artist-painted dolphins in and around Perth’s CBD, with many families enjoying the sights of the city and river…

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The Big Splash WA initiative has been developed in response to the alarming increase in the number of children and young people presenting to Emergency Departments with self-harm and attempted suicide – a 400% increase in the last five years.   Developed in conjunction with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, this initiative is…

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Mental health is one of the three most important issues for young Western Australians.   Compared to five years ago, four times as many young people now present to Emergency Departments with mental health crises including repeated self-injury and attempted suicide.   The message from mental health experts was clear, prevention and early intervention is…

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Making a splash

July 2, 2017

Schools throughout WA are signing up to be a part The Big Splash WA campaign to improve the mental health and well-being of their students. Developed in partnership with the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, the campaign focuses on three key messages: Start the conversation – it’s good to talk about mental health and…

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The Big Splash WA

October 10, 2016

Mental health is one of the top three most important issues for young Western Australians. Four times as many young people now present to Emergency Departments with mental health crises including repeated self-injury and attempted suicide compared to five years ago. Clinical experts recognise that although exercise has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment strategy…

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