Asia

  • 2015 APEC Roundtable on Mental Health

    Nearly 100 health officials, mental health experts, academic and private sector representatives from 16 APEC member economies attended the recent 2015 APEC Roundtable on Mental Health, held on 25 August in Manila. This historic Roundtable underscores the growing understand of the vital role of mental... Read more

  • New Resources for policy engagement and influence

    Fostering sustainable policy change is a topic close to our hearts in the mental health sector.  This is why it is exciting to see the release of a new and online guide to understanding, engaging with and influencing policy. With funding from the Canadian Grand Challenges, and hosted by the Mental... Read more

  • Ageing and Mental Health: Addressing the Impact on Healthcare

    Health and development challenges in an ageing world were the focus for The Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting in May 2015, Geneva. This annual meeting allows Commonwealth health leaders to meet and discuss global and Commonwealth issues, and to agree on collective policies and initiatives.... Read more

  • Japan Australia Research conversations

    The strong interest in mental health research exchanges continues to encourage researchers in Japan and Australia.  This March 2015, The National Centre for Neurology and Psychiatry hosted a Joint Seminar on Mental Health Research with University of Melbourne’s Department of Psychiatry.  This was... Read more

  • Postgraduate Overseas Specialists Training (POST) Program in 2014

    Asia Australia Mental Health (AAMH) in collaboration with St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne), Mental Health Department and The University of Melbourne offers clinical training fellowships in mental health for overseas psychiatrists, nurses and allied health professionals. Since inception in 2001 over... Read more

  • APEC announces Roadmap to Promote Mental Wellness

    APEC Leaders Week concluded in Beijing in November 2014 with a new and exciting commitment to mental health.  For the first time in APEC’s 25 year history, mental health was raised in both the 2014 APEC Ministerial Declaration and 2014 APEC Leaders (Heads of State) Declaration.  The APEC Ministerial... Read more