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MIFA is looking for a new Project Officer - Mental Health

We are seeking a creative person who is passionate about mental health and who is interested in using their lived experience of recovery from mental illness to assist in the co-design and development of information resources and the implementation of an online Community of Practice focusing on professional and leadership capability. This is a full-time contract ending on 31 December 2022.

The position advertisement is available here.

The position description is available here.

Mental Health Week 2020 - Mental health for all

“Mental Health for All. Greater Investment – Greater Access. Everyone, everywhere.”

MIFA is proud to launch our Mental Health Week campaign for 2020. With the emerging mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to stay connected with each other and emphasise that we are stronger together. This year we are spreading the message that we need to have mental health for all, and that greater investment and greater access is needed for everyone, everywhere.

From 10 to 17 October, during Mental Health Week, MIFA and our Member organisations will share a range of messages to spread hope, optimism, empowerment and create lasting change.

Join in the conversation on social media and help spread this important message. You can also check out the Mental Health Month calendar below and participate in lots of different activities to support your mental health and wellbeing in October. 

#StayConnected #StrongerTogether #MHW2020 #MentalHealthWeek2020


MIFA is proud to support Out From the Mist in 2020

Out From the Mist is an international photography and short movie competition. Now in its second year, it provides a platform for professional and amateur photographers with mental health experiences to have their voices heard through an emotive, powerful and creative display. The competition is showcased online and at a live exhibition during World Mental Health Week in October.


Harnessing the power of storytelling, the exhibition showcases the strengths and the challenges, the joyous moments and the sad, of those who directly and indirectly confront the challenges of mental illness. In 2019, 440 thought-provoking, expressive and courageous entries from over 20 different countries provided a powerful and insightful glimpse into the complexities and challenges of mental health, and the hope of recovery. Click here to view a video from 2019 Winner, Danielle Pocock.


In 2020, an exhibition of short-listed photographs and short movies is being showcased at the Queensland Government Building at 1 William Street, Brisbane CBD from 8 to 16 October. Click here for more information.


For more information about Out From the Mist visit www.outfromthemist.com or view the Online Gallery of 2019 entries. Don't forget to join the conversation on social media – like Out From the Mist on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.


Out From the Mist is run in partnership with and is proudly supported by Mental Illness Fellowship Australia (MIFA).



Shared Decision Making

This Mental Health Week 2018, we are sharing this short video on Shared Decision Making, which aims to help people become more active participants in their healthcare journey. It is a great starting point for people who want more involvement in decisions about their treatment but are unsure of how to ask the right questions and get involved.

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Contact Us

For MIFA enquiries contact the National Office:

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia 
National CEO -  Tony Stevenson

Street Address: QCOSS, Ground Floor, River Tower, 20 Pidgeon Close, West End QLD 4101
Postal Address: c/o QCOSS, PO Box 3786, SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
Telephone: 07 3004 6914

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