Over many years, St Vincent's Mental Health and The University of Melbourne have been establishing strong links with international mental health organisations. More recently, these organisations have been working together to provide comprehensive training programs in mental health.
St Vincent's Mental Health, the University of Melbourne's Department of Psychiatry and Asialink have formed a consortium called Asia-Australia Mental Health (AAMH). This consortium complements the work of the POST Program by hosting official delegations of clinicians, policy makers and government officials from China, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand and Korea.
In addition to hosting delegations of clinicians and policy makers from the Asia-Pacific region in Melbourne, St Vincent's Mental Health in conjunction with AAMH also designs and delivers tailored in-country training. Most recently, training programs have been held in mainland China, Hong Kong, Korea and Malaysia.
The International Unit, through AAMH, organises high-level delegation visits for countries from the region that are interested in learning about the Victorian model of mental health service delivery.
Government, academic and non-government representatives from countries such as China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand have already sent delegations to Victoria. For further information, please see the AAMH website.
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