Mental Health Academy (MHA) is the largest provider of continuing professional development (CPD) education for the mental health industry in Australia. MHA delivers a broad range of courses and videos, with convenient online delivery, endorsed by numerous leading industry associations.
We understand the necessity to deliver high quality training. That’s why we employ a team of academic professionals (with Masters and/or PhD qualifications) to develop courses non-stop.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a mandatory requirement for almost all mental health industry associations. It’s the instrument associations employ to ensure their members are up to date with the latest research, methods, skills and ethical frameworks.
Whilst critical, CPD can be costly and intrusive to undertake. MHA provides a practical, cost effective solution that requires low investment; provides access to a variety of CPD content - including courses, videos and other resources; accessible from anywhere, 24/7.
MHA courses and videos provide you with the opportunity to update or gain knowledge in a range of mental health disciplines, and also accrue compulsory CPD points to maintain membership with your industry association.
MHA is in constant communication with numerous associations to obtain endorsement for its courses and videos. Associations that currently endorse MHA CPD include: Australian Association of Social Workers, Australian Counselling Association, Federation of Victorian Counsellors, Professional Counsellors Association of Western Australia and Clinical Counsellors Association. All Mental Health Academy programs also comply with the Psychology Board of Australia's standards for active CPD.
All MHA courses are developed by an experienced team of qualified, practicing Psychologists, Counsellors, and Mental Health professionals. You are assured you are learning from highly qualified leaders in your field.
Each course includes a combination of text content and graphics, diagrams, tables, videos and other supporting educational resources to enhance your learning - along with assessment questions that are automatically marked via our online system.
We know it can be a bit dull to undertake training that is text-based only. We all enjoy the value of visual interaction merged with supporting written material such as statistics, powerpoints and reports. This is why most training events are delivered via live conferences and seminars.
With that in mind, the MHA Video Portal delivers premium quality video workshops from presenters across the country. This means current, on-demand content from specialists on a wide range of topics.
MHA provides you with the most cost effective way to undertake CPD. Your investment per CPD point is substantially cheaper than by any other means – but without compromise on quality.
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As CPD is a mandatory requirement to maintain membership to most industry associations, what you invest in CPD each year becomes an important decision. Workshops and conferences can cost hundreds of dollars per CPD point. MHA in contrast costs approximately $2 per CPD point, without compromise on quality; a significantly larger range of options; and with 24/7 accessibility.
We live in a mobile world with numerous conflicting tasks vying for our time. Sometimes it’s extremely difficult to get to workshops and conferences. MHA learning is entirely portable and accessible 24/7. Whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure you can log in and top up your CPD, or just take a course that interests you.