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Benefits of Membership

Access to effective communication, consultation and networking

  • You have access to special member rates at all ACMHN events
  • You have access to updates on the latest information on practice, education and research via our e-Newsletter Tuesday Times
  • You will receive regular email updates from the CEO
  • You will receive a printed copy of the quarterly news magazine straight to your door
  • Online subscription to the bi-monthly International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • Access to exclusive members only content on our website
  • Involvement, networking and participation with like minded colleagues through our events, e-lists and special interest groups
  • You will be invited to participate in seminars, workshops, and continuing education programs in your region
  • Opportunities for partnerships and collaboration with key government and non-government organisations and peak bodies in the future of mental health

Professional identity, recognition and autonomy

  • A professional and ethical base for practice - including the Standards of Practice and the Scope of Practice for Mental Health Nurses
  • A common purpose, set of goals and professional interests with others
  • Recognition through Credentialing of practitioners
  • Recognition of practice, commitment and contribution through Fellowship
  • Membership and Fellowship investiture and access to the annual Oration
  • We promote and recognise mental health nursing leaders through the Mental Health Nurse of the Year Award and the Mental Health Nurse Achievement Award

Professional support

  • We provide professional advice and support to members both directly, and in response to member enquiries
  • On-going professional support from your colleagues and College networks
  • Members receive a discount when applying for Credentialing or Re-Credentialing
  • You can download the C4N Evidence Based Record (EBR) App from the Apple App Store or Google Play

Collective opportunity and voice

  • International infrastructure and links to overseas mental health nursing networks
  • Consistent lobbying of all governments for improvement in mental health funding, and mental health services
  • Continued advocacy to all government bodies to recognise mental health nursing as a speciality
  • Representation of mental health and mental health nursing on many working parties and committees
  • Opportunities to contribute to College submissions and reports


Opportunities for partnership and collaboration

  • Involvement and participation with colleagues, consumers and carers
  • Benefits of affiliation and partnership with other organisations
  • Involvement, collaboration and consultation with key government and non-government organisations and peak sector bodies in the future of mental health care


ACMHN Membership Fees 2018

Ordinary Member $275.00
Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses with an interest in the field of mental health.

Associate Member $220.00
For people who have a special interests in the mental health field and who are not otherwise eligible for the Ordinary Member category.

Maternity Leave $110.00 (for 1 year)
Evidence of maternity leave status must accompany renewal. Provide us with maternity leave approval from your place of employment, or a copy of the baby's birth certificate if you are self-employed.

Retiree $110.00
Please provide evidence of your retirement with your renewal.

Full-Time Student $110.00 (maximum 4 years)
For full-time undergraduate nursing students or RNs enrolled in a full-time postgraduate course with relevance to mental health nursing. Evidence of current full-time enrolment must accompany applications and renewals. Other full-time students may apply for special consideration.


For Further Information or How to Join

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