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Capacity Building for mental health workforce

Capacity Building

This page describes capacity-building opportunities including available short courses and workshops in the mental health system.

Clinical Practice


eMHPrac provides a range of resources including brochures, factsheets, videos, webinars, modules, and more, including a Guide to Digital Mental Health Resources.

Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute’s Mental Health Community of Practice is a private online community for Health Professionals with an interest in Mental Health offered through the eMHPrac project.

Mental Health Academy

Mental Health Academy (MHA) provides online professional development education for mental health professionals.

Australian Psychological Society (APS)

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the peak professional organisation for psychology. The APS Professional development courses are available throughout Australia via flexible online learning options.

Social Work Online Training (SWOT)

SWOT is the AASW's online professional development platform. It provides access to a range of online content for social workers and other allied health professionals, on a diverse scope of practice and theoretical topics.

MHPOD Learning Portal

The MHPOD Learning Portal is an evidence-based online learning resource for people working in or connected to mental health service delivery. The content of MHPOD is linked to the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce.

Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI)

CCI provides relevant training in cognitive behaviour approaches to psychological interventions.


THIS WAY UP delivers evidence-based, internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) programs for a range of anxiety disorders, depression, and related mental health conditions.

Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) Trauma Informed Resources

MHCC produces wide range of resources to promote Trauma Informed Care and Practice (TICP) in Australia by championing a cultural shift in policy reform across mental health and human services.

Blue Knot: trauma training

Blue Knot Foundation’s training programs fosters the knowledge, skills and tools needed to empower recovery with people who have experienced trauma. Blue Knot Foundation delivers trauma-informed, vicarious trauma and complex trauma training across sectors around Australia.

Emerging Minds

Emerging Minds Learning offers free, innovative online courses specifically designed to support your practice with children (aged 0-12 years), with adults who are parents/carers, or with families.


Insight - Centre for alcohol and drug training and workforce development

Insight provides alcohol and drug training and workforce development services

The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use

The Matilda Centre is a multidisciplinary research centre committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people affected by co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. The Matilda Centre offers evidence-based guidelines, online resources and evidence-based training to support and upskill healthcare professionals.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing


Wellmob provides training resources to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community workers look after their own wellbeing as well as training resources to support non-Indigenous workers who want to learn more about culturally secure practices.

Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet

Aboriginal Indigenous Health InfoNet offers resources and training courses relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples mental health practices.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

embrace multicultural mental health

The Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (the Framework) is a free, nationally available, online resource. It has been developed to support Australian mental health services, practitioners, Primary Health Networks and others to work effectively in a multicultural context. The Framework allows organisations and individual practitioners to evaluate and enhance their cultural responsiveness, with access to a range of support and resources.

Queensland Health

Queensland Health has developed practical resources aimed at helping health workers to achieve better health outcomes for people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.

Defence members (service and veterans)

Open Arms - Veterans and Families Counselling

Open Arms provides training and support to all our counsellors, to enable the ongoing delivery of high quality mental health assessment and clinical counselling for Australian veterans and their families.

Phoenix Australia

Phoenix Australia develops and promotes a wide range of resources to increase understanding regarding the unique aspects of military culture and service, and ensuring the most effective care is delivered to veterans.

Domestic and Family Violence

DV Alert

DV Alert provides free Domestic and Family Violence Response Training. It is a national training program designed for health, allied health, educational, childcare, and community support front-line workers.

Queensland Health's DFV Toolkit of resources for health workers

Queensland Health's DFV Toolkit of resources for health workers includes online and face-to-face training modules, guidelines, factsheets and clinical tools for a range of health workers, including first responders and those working in hospitals and health services.

eSafety: Professional development for domestic violence and disability workers

The eSafety Women team delivers a range of free webinars as professional development for frontline, specialist and support staff in the domestic violence and disability sector across Australia.

    My Mental Health

    We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

    Brisbane North PHN wishes to acknowledge the experience and expertise of the My Mental Health Steering Committee, delegates of the Peer Participation in Mental Health Services (PPIMS) network and health professionals in developing the My Mental Health Website.

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