ACT Branch, ACMHN Inc.
PO Box 154
Deakin West ACT 2600
ACT Branch Chair Donna Hodgson
Donna can be contacted via email
All members from the ACT and surrounding rural areas are welcome to attend the meetings. In addition, there is a core group of members, comprising the Executive and Committee, who undertake the core business of the ACT Branch between meetings.
The ACT is located in south-east Australia on 2,358 square kilometres of the land traditionally cared for by the Ngunnawal people; and is now populated by some 350,000 people who identify with many different cultures. It is the smallest and youngest of all states and territories in Australia with the land purchased from the NSW government in 1911 with the specific purpose of housing the national government. The city of Canberra, Australia’s national capital, dominates the ACT to the point where it is sometimes called a ‘city-state’.
There are many and varied opportunities in the ACT for nurses working in the field of mental health, including the public and private sectors, community services, medical practices, and private practice.The ACT Branch provides opportunities for professional and practice development to all clinicians working in mental health.
In addition, members receive professional advice and consultancy on health care policy, workforce planning, education and research through the ACMHN National Office; and can access College resources and networks, including the Standards of Practice for Nurses, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, research monographs, and other website resources.