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Mental Health Professional Online Development

Mental Health Professional Online Development MHPOD is an online learning resource that has been developed for people working in mental health. Based on the national practice standards for mental health, it draws on the evidence base for mental health care and contemporary practice wisdom.

There are about seventy hours of material on forty five topics, written and produced in Australia. The topics range from recovery to legislation and dual disability. All topics have strong links to the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce.  The modules have been developed with new graduates/entrants into the mental health field in mind, but will also be useful for more experienced practitioners. 

Nurses working in mental health in the public sector will have access to MHPOD through their workplace.  Each state and territory jurisdiction is responsible for implementing MHPOD in their mental health services.  If you are working in a mental health service, you should contact your service’s mental health educator or the local MHPOD site coordinator to access MHPOD.

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses can provide access to MHPOD for nurses working in primary mental health care and other settings where they may not have access via their employer.

If you would like to sign up for MHPOD via the College, you need to complete the registration form which can be found on the Member News page of the College's website. You will need to login to access this page.

If you have any questions about MHPOD, please call the College on 1300 667 079 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.