Joining a network or interest group can help practitioners to connect with others who have similar interests or are working with similar groups.
MHPN Veteran-focused network
The Mental Health Professionals’ Network has Veteran-Focussed Networks across Australia who meet locally four times a year. The network builds practitioner relations, improves referral pathways, provides professional development, and offers peer support. Members include GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, social workers, and occupational therapists.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Military Special Interest Group
This Military Special Interest Group group aims to educate members about the complexities of military culture, and to provide a platform for research and clinical interest development by facilitating communication pathways between interested professionals.
Australian Psychological Society Interest Group – Military and Emergency Service and Psychology
This group is specifically for psychologists, at any skill level, who work with serving or ex-service military, police, fire, or emergency services personnel. The Australian Psychological Society Interest Group provides an opportunity for professional connection, information sharing, and training development.
RACGP Military Medicine Specific Interest Network
The RACGP recognises that many GPs develop interest in specific areas of general practice throughout their career. RACGP members with a special interest in military general practice are able to submit an application to join the Chapter of Military Medicine.
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