News & stories

As the peak professional mental health nursing body, the ACMHN wants to highlight the value of mental health nurses, the challenges they’re facing, and discuss what role they play in building better mental health care systems for all Australians. In this section, we share interesting stories by mental health nurses, and updates on what is happening at the College.


If you’re logged in through the members portal, you will also be able to read regular updates here from the CEO and the Board.

Inside ACMHN 2022: The power of community and connection The College’s International Mental Health Nursing Conference is rapidly approaching – and what

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Inside ACMHN 2022: Our willingness to talk about mental healthTuesday 21 June 2022 The College’s International Mental Health Nursing Conference is rapidly

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Shifting gears: A growing focus on wellbeing and resilience Friday 10 June 2022 The College’s International Mental Health Nursing Conference is rapidly

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Inside ACMHN 2022: Mental health nursing Australia through a pandemic of uncertaintyMonday 16 May 2022 The College’s International Mental Health Nursing Conference

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Mental health nurses' voices to leadThursday 12 May 2022 In this special article celebrating International Nurses Day, we hear from ACMHN Board

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Finding my place in child and youth mental health nursing by Ryan Zeppa-Cohen In this series, ACMHN members talk about their passion

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The diversity of mental health nursing is enormous - Q&A with Monica Taylor Tuesday 26 April 2022 This article was originally written

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Mental health nursing in private practice With Claire Hudson-McAuley and Rhonda Brown, counsellor and family therapist in private practice 11 April 2022

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My brother’s struggle with mental illness inspired me to choose a career in mental health nursing By Sarah Wakholi In this series,

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The value of contemplative practices in mental health nursing: Let's get contemplating! By Dr Susan Sumskis, RN, CMHN, FACMHN Monday 4 April

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The only certainty in life is changeBy Sarah McFadyen In this series, ACMHN members talk about their passion for mental health nursing

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Mental health nurses lead the way at Head to Health clinic in Parramatta Australian College of Mental Health Nurses member Sarah Dickinson

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Australian College of Mental Health Nurses welcomes Mental Health and Suicide Prevention report recommendations Friday 5 November 2021 The Australian College of

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Supporting mental health nurses By Kate Currey In this series, ACMHN members talk about their passion for mental health nursing and how

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An unexpected mental health nursing journey By Brent Hayward In this series, ACMHN members talk about their passion for mental health nursing

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