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  • Alliance for Psychosocial Nursing (APN) - The APN is an organization for psychiatric and mental health nurses worldwide. 

  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association - The mission of the APNA is to provide leadership to advance psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, improve mental health care for individuals, families, groups and communities and shape health policy for the delivery of mental health services. 

  • Australia and New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses - is the only professional body representing the interests of mental health nurses. The College was established as the Australian Congress of Mental Health Nurses in 1975 An elected Council, which includes representation from each duly formed Branch, administers College affairs. An elected Branch Committee manages local matters. All Committee members give their time and resources voluntarily.

  • California Association of Psychiatric Technicians - In California, the Psychiatric Technician is a nursing category parallel to Licensed Vocational Nurse (California's term for Licensed Practical Nurse). 

  • Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses - An associate group of the Canadian Nurses' Association (CNA), we are a national voice for psychiatric and mental health  (PMH) nursing.
  • Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre - EPPIC is an integrated and comprehensive psychiatric service aimed at addressing needs of older adolescents and young adults with emerging psychotic disorders in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne, Australia. Visitors can find out about pilot projects, the latest research and services offered by the centre.

  • Melbourne Health - is a leading health care provider serving metropolitan and country Victorians through the provision of acute, sub-acute and community based programs

  • Mental Health Foundation - The Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) membership encompasses people living with mental illness, family members, carers and friends, professionals from many fields, mental health service providers and interested members of the general public.
  • Mental Health Research Institute - The Mental Health Research Institute is the only medical research institute in Australia devoted solely to the scientific investigation of the causes of serious psychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease and the development of improved treatments for these disorders. The institute is affiliated with Monash University and the University of Melbourne and conducts research in the fields of cell biology, neurochemistry, neurophysiology, cognitive neuropsychiatry, genetics, neuropathology, psychopharmacology, neuroendorinology and biostatistics.
  • Mental Illness Fellowship - The Mental Illness Fellowship is Victoria's leading membership-based not-for-profit organisation working with people with mental illness, their families and friends to improve their well being.
  • National Early Psychosis Project (NEPP) - This site has information about early psychosis, a database of resources for clinicians, carers and people with a mental illness, information about events happening in regard to early psychosis and discussion groups.
  • NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) - NorthWestern Mental Health is one of the largest publicly funded providers of mental health services in Australia. Its aim is to ensure that the communities who live in the northern and western regions of metropolitan Melbourne are provided with quality mental health services that are responsive to their needs, based on best practice and delivered by the best clinicians.
  • Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) - Forensicare is a Victorian Government Statutory Authority which provides effective mental health services in a safe and secure environment to people who have both a mental disorder and a history of criminal offending or who present a serious risk of such behaviour. This site provides information about the service, current research developments, Forensicare publications, special events and career opportunities.

  • Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) - The Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council Inc. (VMIAC) is based in Melbourne Australia. The VMIAC is a consumer/survivor advocacy organisation for people with mental health problems. Its membership includes both consumer/survivor groups and individuals who have experienced difficulties with their mental or emotional health.

  • University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry 

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