The Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) establishes and supports interdisciplinary mental health networks and collaborative practice across Australia.
Network members meet regularly to participate in education, clinical review, peer support, community development, collaboration and networking opportunities. Each network is coordinated by a network member with support from MHPN project officers.
Network members include: general practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, allied health professionals and community workers involved in primary mental healthcare.
MHPN provides a range of online learning and networking opportunities for people working in primary mental health care. This includes a series of regular, free webinars with panels of expert presenters participating in a facilitated case study discussion. The objective of the webinars is to demonstrate and encourage a collaborative approach to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support of patients with mental health issues. Recent webinar topics include cyber bullying, eating disorders, perinatal mental health and autism
A not-for-profit organisation, MHPN is funded by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing until June 2014.