Asia-Australia Mental Health is a consortium of the University of Melbourne and St.Vincent’s Health.
We are keen to work with any country in the region that is dedicated to mental health reform. Currently, we have close partnerships with countries including China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Indonesia. The Asia-Pacific Community Mental Health Development project involves 14 countries in the region. Asia-Australia Mental Health is constantly expanding and we always welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with other countries in the Asia-Pacific.
No. Asia-Australia Mental Health itself relies on grants from the government, non-government and corporate sectors to support our work. Therefore, we are unfortunately not able to finance grants to other organisations or individuals. We may however be interested in partnering like–minded organisations in applications to local and international funding bodies where appropriate.
Vacancies occur from time to time. We are always keen to hear from individuals interested in supporting our work. If you feel you can contribute to Asia-Australia Mental Health, please contact us.
If you have an interest in mental health or expertise you believe can assist AAMH in achieving its aims, and would like to become involved, please contact us.
Yes. Asia-Australia Mental Health has conducted in-country training in many countries in the Asia-Pacific including China, Malaysia and Korea. Popular training topics have included: community mental health development, case management, mental health leadership and mental health promotion. AAMH has also been invited to deliver presentations to government departments and professional associations in countries such as Korea, Taiwan, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. If you are interested in finding out more about in-country training offered by Asia-Australia Mental Health, please contact us.
Yes. We are highly skilled at organising tailor-made site visit programs for high-level mental health policy makers and clinicians to mental health services in Victoria and other parts of Australia. Generally, a site visit program incorporates lectures about the history of mental health reform in Australia, the Victorian mental health system and site visits to different components of community mental health care (for example, community mental health centres, community care units, acute inpatient units). Many groups come for one week however the length of the visit is negotiable and depends on the interests, needs and budgets of the visiting group.
Asia-Australia Mental Health is closely affiliated with the POST Program run by the International Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, St. Vincent’s Mental Health. The POST Program arranges clinical placements for mental health clinicians from the Asia-Pacific region in a range of subspeciality options. See POST Program for details.