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National and State Peak bodies

National and State Peak bodies

There are many organisations working across the State and Nation to enhance consumer and carer participation and lived experience engagement in the mental health sector

National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum

NMHCCF members represent mental health consumers and carers on a large number of national bodies, including government committees and advisory groups, professional bodies and other consultative forums and events.

Community Mental Health Australia

Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) is a coalition of the eight peak community mental health organisations from each State and Territory and was established to provide leadership and direction to promote the importance and benefits of community mental health and recovery services across Australia

National Mental Health Commission

The Commission monitors and reports on investment in mental health and suicide prevention initiatives, provides evidence based policy advice to Government and disseminates information on ways to continuously improve Australia’s mental health and suicide prevention systems, and acts as a catalyst for change to achieve those improvements.

Lived Experience Australia

Lived Experience Australia makes a difference in systemic advocacy by being informed about the issues facing people with mental health issues, their families and carers and using this to influence mental health policy, planning and decision making at local, state and national levels.

Consumers Health Forum of Australia

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is the national peak body representing the interests of Australian healthcare consumers. CHF works to achieve safe, quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by accessible health information and systems.

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.

Australian Medical Association (AMA)

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is the most influential membership organisation representing registered medical practitioners and medical students of Australia. The AMA exists to promote and protect the professional interests of doctors and the health care needs of patients and communities.

Mental Health Australia

Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector and committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.

National Disability Services

National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing over 1080 non-government service providers.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation and represents urban and rural general practitioners. The RACGP's mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in Australia by supporting GPs, general practice registrars and medical students through its principal activities of education, training and research and by assessing doctors' skills and knowledge, supplying ongoing professional development activities.

The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) is the peak professional mental health nursing organisation and the recognised credentialing body for mental health nurses in Australia.

Australian Primary Healthcare Nurses Association

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care. APNA champions the role of primary health care nurses; to advance professional recognition, ensure workforce sustainability, nurture leadership in health, and optimise the role of nurses in patient-centred care.

Australian Psychological Society

We are the peak body for psychologists in Australia and represent over 24,000 members. We advocate for the profession of psychology, support high standards, promote community wellbeing, and are dedicated to providing benefits to support members.

Australian Association of Social Workers

The Australian Association of Social Workers is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 12,000 members. It was formed as a national association in 1946 and has since supported its members through the profession's many developments and changes.

Occupational Therapy Australia

OTA is the peak professional body representing the interests of Occupational Therapists (OTs) across Australia. We enable lifelong learning, promote the future of OT and foster evidence-based practice. We exist to support OTs throughout their career.

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health

We support our members and the wider mental health community in meeting the needs of people who have lived experience with mental health issues. At QAMH, we champion the values and professionalism of mental health providers and their vital role in the broader health system. QAMH are committed to supporting our community as they deliver quality mental health services in Queensland.

Queensland Lived Experience Workforce Network (Q-LEWN)

The Lived Experience Leadership Roundtable is working towards establishing the Queensland Lived Experience Workforce Network (Q-LEWN) as a focused state wide peak body led by, with and for the Lived Experience Workforce. Q-LEWN will be focused on ensuring volunteer and paid Lived Experience workers have access to support, professional development, and a collective systems advocacy voice. Q-LEWN is driven by, with and for people who work or volunteer in identified Lived Experience roles in mental health; alcohol and other drugs; and suicide prevention services.

Australian Counselling Association

ACA is Australia's largest single registration body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists with over 9,000 members. ACA serves a crucial role in advocating and advancing the profession of counselling and psychotherapy.

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) is the voice of the mental health nursing profession in Australia. The College is the peak professional mental health nursing organisation and the recognised credentialing body for Australia's mental health nurses. We represent mental health nurses across all levels of government and health service sectors.

    My Mental Health

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    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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