With 365+ face-to-face networks, our National Network Program is well established and is now advancing through the emergence of online technologies which are growing in popularity.
Sharing the same aims as face-to-face networks, online networks provide a forum for practitioners from a range of disciplines to connect; build relationships; provide peer support; and improve referral pathways.
Online networks are designed to cater for a specific cohort of mental health professionals. They are aimed at practitioners with special-interest areas who are looking to establish regional or nationwide networks; rural and remote communities; and niche areas with fewer practitioners spread geographically.
By introducing an online platform to practitioners, we diversify and expand our networks and the communities that they support. The online platform offers an opportunity to practitioners that otherwise may not be possible due to location, time or cost travelling to attend face-to-face meetings.