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Military, Veterans' and Emergency Services Personnel Mental Health Network

The Military, and Veterans’ Mental Health Network was established by the RANZCP Board on 11 December 2017. In February 2020, the Network expanded to incorporate emergency services personnel.

Now known as the Military, Veterans' and Emergency Services Personnel Mental Health Network, the Network assists to promote interest and expertise amongst psychiatrists and trainees in the mental health of military veterans, serving armed forces members, and paid and voluntary serving and ex-serving emergency services personnel.

The Network Terms of Reference [PDF; 91 KB] outline the purpose, responsibilities, membership and governance of the Network.

The Network aims to:

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge bi-nationally in relation to the mental health of military personnel, veterans and emergency services personnel. 
  • Promote and encourage the highest clinical and ethical standards in the delivery of mental health services to military personnel, veterans and emergency services personnel. 
  • Act as an expert reference group to provide feedback to the College on clinical matters pertinent to these groups. 
  • Promote and facilitate research relevant to the mental health of military personnel, veterans and emergency services personnel.
  • Promote further education and training of psychiatrists and trainees in relation to the mental health of military personnel, veterans and emergency services personnel. 
  • Assist the College in the preparation of relevant position statements and other memoranda. 
  • Identify and promote the role of psychiatrists in the multidisciplinary approach to military and veterans’ mental health and the mental health of emergency services personnel and participate in appropriate cross-sector initiatives. 
  • Recommend models of care that will improve the quality of mental health services delivered to military personnel, veterans and emergency services personnel. 

Membership

Membership of the Network is open to all interested College Members, and other interested professionals working in the areas of military and veterans’ mental health and/or the mental health of emergency services personnel.

There are no fees to join the Network.

Join the Network via MyRANZCP [Member log in required]

Non-College members are eligible to join the Network following approval from the Board and on the recommendation of the Network Committee.


Military, Veterans' and Emergency Services Personnel Mental Health Network Committee

The activities of the Network are led by a bi-national committee, the Military, Veterans' and Emergency Services Personnel Mental Health Network Committee. The Network Committee reports to the RANZCP Board.

The current Chair of the Network Committee is Dr Andrew Khoo.

The Network Committee can be contacted via membership@ranzcp.org


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