Community Mental Health Australia

Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) is a coalition of the eight state and territory peak community mental health organisations;

  • Mental Health Coordinating Council,
  • Mental Health Victoria Ltd,
  • Queensland Alliance,
  • Mental Health Coalition of SA,
  • Mental Health Council of Tasmania,
  • Western Australian Association for Mental Health,
  • Mental Health Community Coalition of ACT and
  • Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition.

CMHA was established to provide leadership and direction promoting the benefits of community mental health and recovery services across Australia.

CMHA aims to represent the community managed mental health sector in national initiatives related to mental health and social inclusion, enhance the capacity of coalition members to represent, support and strengthen the non-government community mental health sector and to develop joint policy targeted at supporting people with mental health problems to live fulfilling lives in the community.

CMHA consults with and represents over 800 organisations across Australia and through its networks is in contact with the views of consumers, their families, carers, service providers and community members. CMHA is an active member of the Mental Health Council of Australia and collaborates with the Council on policy issues relevant to the community sector.

CMHA website


Published in partnership with Community Mental Health Australia and the peak community mental health organisations across Australia, newparadigm journal exists to encourage discussion and information sharing on material relevant to mental health such as innovative service programs, evolving practice approaches, as well as research and contemporary thinking and evaluation of existing policy and service provision.