Mental Health Council of Australia

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The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) describes itself as "the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians." [1]

Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA)

Board Members 2006

  • The Hon. Rob Knowles - Chair
  • Ms Dawn Smith - Deputy Chair
  • Dr Lyn Littlefield - Treasurer/Secretary

Ordinary Executive Members

  • Ms Ingrid Ozols
  • Mr Tony Fowke
  • Mr Jeff Cheverton
  • Mr Geoff Harris
  • Prof. Ian Hickie


  • Senator the Hon. Helen Coonan
  • Prof Allan Fels AO
  • David Galbally QC
  • Ms Jessica Rowe
  • Mr Peter Overton

MHCA Member Organisations

  • Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse
  • Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill
  • Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research
  • Australian and New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses
  • Australian Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Australian College of Psychological Medicine
  • Australian Counselling Association
  • Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Mental Health Consumer Network
  • Australian Neuroscience Society
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian Rotary Health Research Fund
  • blueVoices
  • Carers Australia
  • Carers Australia is the national voice of carers.
  • Crisis Support Services
  • Catholic Health Australia
  • depressioNet
  • GROW
  • Healthscope Ltd.
  • Inspire Foundation
  • Institute of Australasian Psychiatrists
  • Lifeline Australia
  • Mental Health Coalition of South Australia
  • Mental Health Community Coalition of the ACT
  • Mental Healthcare Tasmania
  • Mental Health Co-ordinating Council
  • Mental Health Foundation of Australia
  • Mental Illness Education Australia
  • Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
  • Multicultural Mental Health Australia
  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • National Network of Private Psychiatirc Sector Consumers and Carers
  • National Rural Health Alliance
  • Network of Australian Communicy Advisory Groups
  • Ostara Australia
  • Psychiatric Disabilty Services of Victoria (VICSERV)
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
  • Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition
  • Queensland Alliance of Mental Illness & Psychiatric Disability Groups
  • Ramsay Health Care
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • SANE Australia
  • Suicide Prevention Australia
  • Western Australian Association for Mental Health

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