Our Mental Health Training & Development Unit (MHTDU) helps to develop our workforce of mental health clinical staff.

We offer workshops and programs for mental health practitioners of all disciplines. We advocate for both the Consumer and Carer workforce to participate in planning and delivering training.

Who can attend our workshops?

Our professional development workshops are free for clinicians who work in:

  • Inner West Area Mental Health
  • North West Area Mental Health
  • Northern Area Mental Health
  • Mid West Area Mental Health
  • Orygen
  • Aged Persons Mental Health Progams managed within the RMH, Northern Health and Western Health

Clinicians from other state-funded Department of Health Area Mental Health Services (Adult & CAMHS) and from relevant professional backgrounds – including service sector staff such as private clinicians, mental health community support services and NGOs – can attend for a fee.


Check our Events page for upcoming events. Once you've found a course or workshop, you can follow the event page's 'Book this event' link to be taken to the online registration form.

There are limited places available, so register early to reserve your place. If the workshop is fully booked, MHTDU will notify the applicant and place them on the waiting list. We will contact applicants on the waiting list if a position becomes available.

Registration confirmation

You should receive confirmation of your registrations via email within five working days. Contact us if you do not receive a confirmation.

Registered participants will receive a reminder confirmation email one week before the workshop.


Our workshops are free for mental health staff from the RMH, Northern and Western Health.

For participants not currently employed by the RMH Mental Health Services, attendance fees are as follows:

  • Two-day workshop: $450 (incl. GST)
  • Full-day workshop: $250 (incl. GST)
  • Half-day workshop: $130 (incl. GST)

Time and location of workshops

Our workshops are all day, unless otherwise indicated. Registration is 8.45am for a 9am start, finishing at 4.30pm. You must attend for the full duration of the workshop.

Workshop times and locations are listed in the following MHTDU learning calendar and included in the workshop confirmation email.

Contact us
Mental Health Training and Development Unit (MHTDU)
(03) 8387 2720
Last updated 02 November 2022