IIMHL was established in 2003 and is a collaboration of eight countries (Australia, England, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, USA and Sweden). It aims to provide better outcomes for people who use mental health and addiction services and their families through international sharing of innovation, networking and problem solving. The Commission, in partnership with the NSW Ministry of Health, hosted the 2017 IIMHL Exchange which saw 300 mental health leaders from around the globe gather in Australia to attend 2 days of ‘matches’ (meetings) and two days of plenary sessions. The Commission was pleased to be able to offer matches on topics previously unexplored at IIMHL Exchanges, including how urban planning can support mental health; what wellbeing is and how can we build it; and the importance of safety and quality in mental health care. Over 5800 networking connections were made between delegates, ensuring their knowledge exchange continues from their home countries. The Commission will continue to support knowledge exchange via its dissemination of content from the conference and via its membership of IIMHL.
Living Well Action 8.5