Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

The Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc. is a non government, not for profit organisation.  The advisory board representatives have a wide background in mental health issues within Australia and New Zealand.

The advisory board links the Association to universities and educational institutions, public and private mental health services, patient/consumer/carer groups, non government service organisations, local and national governments and professional service providers (Division of General Practitioners, College of Psychiatrists, and professional organisations of Psychologists, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals).

The role of the Association is to advance the field of mental health in the region by the application of knowledge about mental health: from mental health education, training and research to mental health advocacy.

The Association publishes books of proceedings after each conference and will launch its first journal this year.

The Aims of the Association:

  • Provide knowledge about mental health to the public
  • Provide mental health skills to interested citizens including patients, consumers and carers
  • Educate and train professionals in mental health practices
  • Advance knowledge and research in the field
  • Advocate for improved mental health and mental health services

Association Membership is open to:

  • Non-government organisation staff
  • Public health service staff
  • Private health service staff
  • Psychologists
  • General practitioners
  • Psychiatrists
  • Educational institution staff
  • Counsellors
  • Allied health staff
  • Carers
  • Local and state governments
  • Patients/clients/consumers
  • Nurses
  • Mental health volunteers
  • Commonwealth government