Help the College push for better recognition of mental health nurses

Wednesday 4 May 2022

The election campaign is in full swing, and the College continues conversations with politicians and policymakers about how to get mental health nurses the recognition they deserve. You can help us achieve this goal by sharing the College’s
short submission with your local member!

The College has recently noticed a drop in attendance at our online events. Research with other organisations shows it is a common theme. We’re all suffering a bit of Zoom fatigue, and therefore can’t wait to actually see you face-to-face at the conference in September this year! Abstracts will close on 11 May - so don’t forget to put your proposal through soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Events Manager, Ellen Fraser, via

In the meantime, we encourage you to take part in our online events offerings. On 18 May, our Education Committee is hosting a discussion with Darren Byrne about enrolled nurses working in the mental health workforce. We expect this to be a highly informative discussion, so secure your spot now.

On a more serious note, we’d like to encourage members in areas affected by the floods earlier this year to get in touch with the College. The College has reached out to some, but recognises that we may have missed others. We understand that dealing with devastating events such as these can feel overwhelming for you, your families,and your communities. With this in mind, we’d like to assist with your membership. If you are experiencing difficulties, or are unable to renew, please get in touch and we can work something out.

Finally, we’ve been approached by a member who is seeking nurses who are working privately as psychotherapists to whom she could refer people she is seeing in the emergency department. If anyone is providing therapy (and does not have an almighty waitlist), either local to the Illawarra, NSW area or online via Zoom/Skype, please get in touch with us via and we can put you in contact.

Take care,
Stephen Jackson
Chief Executive Officer


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