MHPN networking and professional development opportunities for PACFA members

Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) is a program funded by the federal Department of Health that offers health and mental health practitioners across Australia the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary practitioner networks and free online professional development webinars and podcasts.

PACFA and the MHPN have recently formed a partnership to give our members access to MHPN's resources.

See upcoming events and opportunities below. 

Webinar: An interdisciplinary approach to perinatal anxiety and depression. 

Thursday 12 May 2022, 7.15 pm - 8.30 pm (AEST) 

This free webinar will cover the common biological, social and environmental risk factors associated with perinatal anxiety and depression, as well as discuss the role of stigma. Practitioners will gain an understanding of current screening, identification, assessment and diagnostic processes, plus current and proven therapeutic approaches to treat affected women. 


Webinar library 
MHPN’s webinar library contains over 100 recordings and associated supporting resources covering a range of topics. View them all for free and complete a Self-directed learning activity to record for CPD.   

Interdisciplinary networks: Located across Australia and online. 

MHPN works with practitioners to establish and support interdisciplinary mental health networks across the country. Networks are led by locally-based volunteer coordinators. They meet either face-to-face or online to discuss local mental health issues, provide peer support, improve referral pathways, and engage in interdisciplinary professional development.   

Visit our “Find a Network” map to see what’s available in your area. To be invited to meetings you need to register to join the network. Joining is free.  

MHPN Presents Podcasts 

Listen to engaging conversations between mental health practitioners, as they reflect on a variety of topics about mental wellbeing, interdisciplinary practice, and collaborative care. 

Access all MHPN Podcasts via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the MHPN website, featuring some of our trending releases such as: ‘Trauma, a History’, ‘In Conversation With… Dr Ruth Vine and Dr Marianne Farkas’ and ‘Book Club: Understanding Grief from 'Practice to Theory and Back Again'’