Students Passionate About Mental Health

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Students Passionate About Mental Health (SPAMH) is a group of medical students at the University of Western Australia (UWA) founded in July 2011 and dedicated to raising awareness about the link between mental health, general health and wellbeing. We aim to reduce public stigma against mental illness and psychiatry and promote a positive perception of mental health within UWA, the medical community and the wider community. SPAMH_Q&A_2012

We also aim to equip medical students with the knowledge and skills to be effective advocates for mental health patients and professionals.

Our signature event is a Q & A session held in the latter half of each year. Consisting of a panel of professionals in fields ranging from politics to psychiatry, the night is always well-attended by students, doctors and the general public.

SPAMH_coffeeclubIn 2012 we began running ‘Coffee Club’ sessions – opportunities for inquisitive minds to discuss mental health topics with knowledgeable guest speakers providing stimuli in an intimate and supportive environment.

In addition to running activities in support of R U OK? Day annually, SPAMH is turning its focus to collaborations with other mental health organisations.

We look forward to continued success this year!


Please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
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Latest News from SPAMH

Under the Rug Subcommittee Applications Now Open!

By admin • April 21, 2014, 4:14 pm
Click here to read about SPAMH's fantastic new initiative, the available subcommittee places, and how to apply.

SPAMH Chair Applications Now Open

By WAMSS Committee • March 14, 2014, 2:53 am
The application form can be found here. Please direct any questions to [email protected] Call for applications for the position of SPAMH (Students Passionate About Mental Health) Chair, 2014 Students Passionate About Mental Health is the mental health arm of WAMSS (The Western Australian Medical Students’ Society). We are currently looking for a passionate and dedicated […]

‘Under the Rug’ Subcommittee Applications

By admin • October 17, 2013, 3:07 am
‘Under the Rug’ is a brilliant new initiative from Students Passionate About Mental Health (SPAMH) that aims to heighten awareness and decrease stigma surrounding mental health. This initiative will take the form of a competition to be run in first semester of 2014 that will have several events surrounding it. Funded by the UWA Alumni […]