As the national peak body for the mental health sector, Mental Health Australia is uniquely placed to influence the national debate on mental health issues and achieve our vision of mentally healthy people, mentally heathy communities.
Mental Health Australia advocates on behalf of a wide range of people working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians. This includes consumers and carers, families and friends, practitioners, service providers, researchers and policy makers. Our members play a vital role in helping advocate and ensure a united voice is heard in the development of key national mental health reform priorities.
Membership Events & Queries
Mental Health Australia holds a number of events for members and invited guests throughout the year. Events are usually held in Canberra and based around political sitting weeks to maximise opportunities for members to advocate and connect with politicians and stakeholders. Members are invited to these events via our membership database list, which is updated monthly.
To sign up additional contacts in your organisation for regular updates and information, or for any membership queries, please call 02 6285 3100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Collaboration Opportunities for Members
From time-to-time Mental Health Australia facilitates opportunities for smaller groups of members to collaborate for a common goal or project. Most recently the Optimising Psychosocial Supports Project was a partnership between seven members facilitated by Mental Health Australia in conjunction with the National Mental Health Commission.
2020 Events - Save the Dates
- Thursday 12 March – Members Policy Forum at Old Parliament House in Canberra from 9.30am to 4.00pm
- Tuesday 23 June – Parliamentary Advocacy Day, Canberra 9.00am to 4.00pm
- Thursday 19 November – Grace Groom Memorial Oration, Canberra from 6.30pm
- Friday 20 November – Members Policy Forum, Canberra from 9.30am to 4.00pm
Mental Health Australia voting members enjoy a range of benefits from having a voice in the development of key national mental health policies to accessing a range of information services and events.
Interested in becoming a member? Membership of Mental Health Australia is only available to organisations and your application will be reviewed against a set of criteria by the Board. To apply, click here and download our application forms today.
Our voting members are organisations operating at a national level with a primary mission, purpose or interest in mental health. View a list of our voting members here.
Our non-voting members are state or territory based organisations with an interest in mental health and who want to stay informed on the activities of Mental Health Australia. View a full list here.