Our organisation has a reputation for delivering successful, evidence-based mental health and suicide prevention programs which have made a considerable contribution to the mental health and wellbeing of many people and communities across Australia.

We understand prevention approaches and are able to deliver effective and tailored responses. Our approach builds the capacity of others for the greatest reach and sustainable outcomes.

The challenge

Mental ill-health and suicide cause significant human, social and financial costs for individuals, their families, health and government services, workforces and for the community as a whole.

The growing burden of mental ill-health and suicidal behaviour cannot reasonably be stemmed by only treating or responding to one individual at a time. Instead, we must take a whole of life approach to the prevention of mental ill-health and the prevention of suicide, not just wait for an episode severe enough to warrant a response.

We are committed to meeting this challenge and achieving our vision and purpose.

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Our Organisation

Prevention is at the heart of everything we do at the Hunter Institute of Mental Health. Find out more. 

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Our Ways of Working

We have a diverse and passionate team who are dedicated to the prevention of mental ill-health, the prevention of suicide, and the promotion of mental health and wellbeing.

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Our History

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health was founded in 1992 and since then has built a local, national and international reputation for innovative and high quality work. 


Our Strategic Plan

We have developed an organisational Strategic Plan 2016-2020 to guide our work for the next five years. 

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Our Funders and Partners

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health is a not-for-profit organisation that works with a wide range of funders and partners.

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