The Centre for Mental Health Learning (CMHL) is the central agency for public mental health workforce development in Victoria.

Our vision is to be the centrepiece for mental health learning in Victoria; leading and driving innovation that strengthens and sustains a flexible, curious, knowledgeable and recovery-focused workforce.

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11 Nov
The Collaborative Conference went online this year and was a technological success! The theme was ‘Keys to Change’ which was clearly embedded...
26 Oct
The Centre of Psychiatric Nursing (CPN) team have been extremely busy. Not only are they preparing to hold their annual COLLAB Conference in November...
22 Oct
The extraordinary events of 2020 have tested the Australian mental health community like never before. TheMHS put a call out for two-minute videos...

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CMHL mental health acronym list

MH policy, systems & legislation | 2020

The CMHL has compiled a list of common acronyms used across mental health settings. Please let us know if you would like to recommend any additions:

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the provision of mental health care

Physical health | 2020

The PPE guidance applies to all mental healthcare workers, including nurses, doctors, allied health, lived experience workforce, psychosocial disability support workers and other staff that are in direct contact with mental health consumers.

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Healthcare Worker Wellbeing during COVID19

Workplace wellbeing & practice support | 2020

This resource list is primarily aimed at supporting health service organisations with a known and categorised compilation of Australian and international resources that may assist in the organisation’s approach to supporting their workforce’s wellbeing during COVID19

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Victoria’s mental health services annual report 2018-19

MH policy, systems & legislation | 2020

Victoria’s mental health services annual report 2018-19 is a tool for health services, staff, advocates, carers, consumers and the broader community to better understand the Victorian public mental health system and the services available for people with a mental illness.

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