Submissions

We talk to stakeholders about mental health nursing

Representing the profession to politicians, policymakers and healthcare organisations is an important part of our work. The ACMHN regularly prepares submissions to consultation processes and inquiries to support the mental health nursing profession.


During this process, we often ask our members for input and share their insights and expertise to make submissions as relevant and impactful as possible. 


For any inquiries regarding submission please email the communications team.

Pre-election submission for 2022:
Growing the specialist mental health nursing workforce

This submission urges all political parties to recognise the skills and qualifications of mental health nurses, and includes a list of ways political parties can better support mental health nurses and utilise them to bolster the Australian mental health sector. 

Australian College of Nurse Practitioners' pre-budget submission 2022-2023: Supporting access to the Nurse Practitioner workforce

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses has proudly contributed to the Australian College of Nurse Practitioner's pre-budget submission to the Federal Government. 

Statutory Review of the Western Australia Mental Health Act (2014): ACMHN submission 2022

The focus of this submission relates on the experiences of mental health nurses working alongside people with lived experience of mental ill-health and psychological distress, their families, carers and other supporters in a sector that has been severely under-resourced.

Victorian Mental Health & Wellbeing Act: ACMHN submission 2021

This submission is to reflects the experiences of the mental health nursing workforce in relation to their professional practice when working alongside people with lived experience of mental ill-health and psychological distress, their families, carers and other supporters.

The Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System: ACMHN submission 2019

The focus of this submission relates to the mental health workforce, particularly, the mental health nursing workforce. Mental Health Nurses are an accessible, affordable and highly valued and respected workforce, with demonstrated positive impact on consumer outcomes. They are an integral part of the solution to the growing mental health needs of the community.

Report from the Mental Health Reference Group to the MBS Review Taskforce 2018: ACMHN response 2019

This submisson provided feedback to the MBS Review Taskforce, regarding the Report from the Mental Health Reference Group to the MBS Review Taskforce 2018.

Productivity Commission Inquiry: The Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health: ACMHN submission 2019

This submission relates to the appropriate development of the broader nursing and midwifery workforce, to better address the delivery of stepped mental health care across all clinical specialties.

2018 submissions archive

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2016 submissions archive

2015 submissions archive

2014 submissions archive

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2012 submissions archive

2011 submissions archive

2010 submissions archive