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AMHHEC About Us

About Us

The Australasian Mental Health in Higher Education Conference (AMHHEC) was established in 2017 as a community of interest (CoI) in Townsville, Queensland in response to the increasing need for action in the area of mental health and wellness in the higher education sector. The AMHHE CoI comprised a multi-disciplinary group of scholars, librarians, students, administrative, technical/profession and support staff at James Cook University, Queensland, together with community-based partners who share a passion for, and commitment to, improved mental health and wellbeing among staff and students across the higher education sector.

Successful conferences were held at JCU in 2017 and 2018, and the group also forged a link with the editors of the International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change for special editions in those years in the area of mental health and wellness in the higher education sector. This collaboration is ongoing and will continue to provide an important avenue for the dissemination of research from this group.

In 2020, the AMHHE group expanded its reach, forming a joint collaboration between James Cook University and the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) to host a successful webinar in the midst of the COVID pandemic.

We anticipate that the current webinar series will provide important opportunities to explore more of the rich and vibrant tapestry of issues and experiences that comprise mental health and wellbeing in higher education. The over-arching goal of these events is to undertake positive conversations, share research, explore authentic strategies for action and provide forums at which lively and meaningful engagement with a wide range of stakeholders can take place

Contact  Us

You can contact us by emailing amhhec@jcu.edu.au. Stay up to date with AMHHEC on twitter.