Welcome to the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association

The importance of mental health to the wellbeing and productivity of our communities in Australia and New Zealand is becoming much better appreciated.  This awareness combined with gradual reductions in stigma around mental health conditions means the thirst for greater knowledge about mental health is rapidly increasing, both for the public and for professionals working in the field.

At the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association (ANZMH), we are committed to advancing the understanding of mental health for the benefit of all.  We believe in the power of sharing knowledge, spreading the word on progress and developments in mental health research and treatment, and supporting our dedicated and passionate industry professionals.

We want to give all mental health professionals the chance to become part of a growing community of practitioners, scholars and researchers, to expand their networks and share experience, new learnings, studies, and projects and passions with like-minded individuals.

We support the professional needs of the mental health community through:

  • Providing mental health professionals and workers the opportunity to expand their knowledge through our annual conferences and symposiums
  • Giving mental health workers and professionals a platform to share research, give project updates and voice opinions in all aspects of mental health
  • Offering discounted professional indemnity insurance to assist mental health professionals in their career advancement
  • Advocating for mental health best practice and improved mental health services

We welcome and encourage all mental health professionals to make use of our services.  Mental health professionals in the following vocations will benefit from participating in ANZMH Association activities:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • GPs
  • Clinical Nurses
  • Counsellors
  • Social and Support Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Professors and Lecturers
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Local/State/Commonwealth Government members and workers
  • Aged Care Providers

Become a member of the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association today.

Our Role

We are a non-government, non-for-profit organisation dedicated to exploring and advancing the field of mental health.

Through the sharing of research, education and advocacy, our role is to educate professionals, advance knowledge for carers and consumers and advocate for improved mental health services.

We host and support several conferences throughout the year, each of which encompass specific elements within the wider spectrum of mental health.

Our Mission

  • To provide mental health knowledge to professional and mental health workers through our conferences and programs
  • To educate and train professionals in mental health practices
  • To advance knowledge and research in the field
  • Advocate for improved mental health best practice and mental health services

Our Membership

Membership to the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association is free.

Once registered, our members receive:

  • Conference discounts
  • 6 weekly industry newsletter
  • Educational webinar events (coming soon)
  • 12-month membership certificate
  • Access to our comprehensive Resource Centre
  • Discounts on professional indemnity insurance offered through our Association partner, AON

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