Partner organisations

Office of the Chief Mental Health Nurse

The CPN works under the broad direction of the Office of the Chief Mental Health Nurse (OCMHN), in collaboration with the broader Department of Health & Human Services. The CPN’s role within this partnership is two-fold:

The first is to undertake research and provide expert input into OCMHN/DHHS practice development initiatives. Currently, this work includes:

  • Evaluation and analysis of the Victorian Safewards rollout
  • Consumer academic input to organisation capabilities policy
  • Final evaluation of the DHHS’ Victorian Mental Health Interprofessional Leadership Project

The second is to provide education and training to Victoria’s mental health nursing workforce that aligns with:

  • current research evidence and best practice principles
  • contemporary policy directions, practice guidelines and the Victorian Mental Health Act (2014)
  • clinician and consumer perspectives on recovery-oriented practice and clinical care

For further information on the OCMHN’s role and leadership agenda:

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/mental-health/chief-mental-health-nurse

Sector partners

The CPN maintains critical collaborations with Victoria’s peak mental health nursing and health services sector bodies.

We have partnered with these organisations to jointly deliver the annual Collaborative MH Nursing Conference for close to 20 years, in addition to working collaboratively on sector workforce development and practice development projects.

Our collaborative partners are

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (Vic Branch)
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (Vic Branch)
The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Foundation
The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Foundation
The Health & Community Services Union
The Health & Community Services Union