The Association

The Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association is a non-government, non-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing the field of mental health.

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

Our Mission

  • 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

Our Role

“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.”

Members of the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association include, but are not limited to:

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

Association Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board representatives have a wide background in mental health issues within Australia and New Zealand.

The Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association Advisory Board links to:

  • Universities and educational institutions
  • Public and private mental health services
  • Patient, consumer and carer groups
  • Non-government service organisations
  • Local and national governments
  • Professional service providers (Division of General Practitioners, College of Psychiatrists, and professional organisations of Psychologists, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals)