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The ACMHN publishes press releases on issues pertaining to the profession, government policy, and Australia's mental health system more broadly. 


The College is the pre-eminent and authoritative voice of the mental health nursing profession in Australia. It provides leadership to, and advocacy for mental health issues across the mental health sector and nursing, as well as setting national standards of practice in mental health nursing.


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Australian College of Mental Health Nurses welcomes ACT government funding to hire more nurses Thursday 23 September 2021 The ACT government is

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Western Australia budget lacking recognition of mental health nursesMonday 13 September 2021 The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) welcomes the

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The ACMHN pleased to see mental health nurses as part of Head to Health teams Tuesday 7 September 2021 Mental health nurses

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Qualified mental health nurses should be part of Tasmania’s new Emergency Mental Health Co-response model Monday 30 August 2021 The Australian College

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Mental health nurses sidelined in discussions on how to tackle Australians’ growing mental health needs Friday 20 August 2021 Responding to calls

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Mental health nurses are here to support GPs to care for consumers with mental health conditionsMonday 16 August 2021 On Thursday, the

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The ACMHN calls on Primary Health Networks to hire qualified mental health nurses for new Head to Health service centres Monday 9

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The ACMHN elects new Board vice-presidents Wednesday 23 June 2021 The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses is pleased to announce Monica

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Mental health nurses uniquely placed to help insure Australia against the impacts of mental ill-health Tuesday 15 June 2021 A recent report

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Mental health nurses gain in Victoria’s budget Friday 21 May 2021 The Victorian Government released its budget yesterday featuring a $3.8 billion

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Mental health nurses sidelined in Federal Budget yet again Wednesday 12 May 2021 With the Budget published on the eve of International

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Mental health nursing gap rightly likened to hunting for unicorns Thursday 22 April 2021 Melissa Davey’s powerful article ‘Like hunting for unicorns’

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Newly released data from AIHW contains inaccuracies about the mental health nursing profession – the ACMHN calls for a correction Thursday 11

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Mental health nurses in demand in 2021: shortage projected Friday 22 January 2021 Mental health nursing is an in-demand profession and is

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Mental health nurses could help fill the gap in mental health care for people with moderate and complex needs Friday 10 October

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Psychologists inundated while mental health nurses are sidelined due to red tape Friday 4 September 2020 The ABC have released concerning statistics

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Unlocking the potential of mental health nurses by enabling access to the MBS Wednesday 5 August 2020 The ACMHN has once again

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Mental health nurses celebrate International Nurses Day but continue to be a lifeline for Australians Tuesday 12 May 2020 The ACMHN is

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ACMHN statement on supporting mental health nursing during the coronavirus pandemic Thursday 9 April 2020 The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

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Mental health nursing lobby calls for action on MBS to support mental health Tuesday 24 March 2020 The Australian College of Mental

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Peak body for mental health nurses appoints new CEO Thursday 10 March 2020 The ACMHN is pleased to announce the appointment of

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450 delegates meeting in Sydney to discuss integrated care Friday 4 October 2019 The 45th International Mental Health Nursing Conference in Sydney

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ACMHN toolkit addressing workplace fear and increasing safety for all Wednesday 14 August 2019 The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN)

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Mental health nurses critical to deliver election promises to better mental health Wednesday 8 May 2019 The Australian College of Mental Health

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Mental health expertise crucial to meet the mental health needs of Australians now and into the futureThursday 18 April 2019 The Australian

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ACMHN member Christopher Patterson Nurse of the Year 2019 Friday 29 March 2019 The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses congratulates member

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Mental Health Nurses should be part of the recommendations made by the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Friday 15 February 2019 The Australian

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