SignUp 300The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) is a unique international collaborative that focuses on improving mental health and addictions leadership and services across nine (9) sponsoring countries: Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, England, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, and The Netherlands.

IIMHL organizes systems for leaders to share innovations, network and problem solve across countries and agencies.  The overall aim is to promote mental health and well-being for everyone.  This includes developing leaders who can create the best possible conditions for mental health in all sectors across the life-span. Equally, it includes developing leaders who can deliver the best possible outcomes for people who use mental health and addictions services and their families.

There is no direct cost to become a member of IIMHL.  You are eligible to join IIMHL if you are in a leadership role. 

IIMHL engages leaders from the mental health, addictions, mental wellness, public health and primary health fields,
as well as academia and boundary-spanners – innovators and leaders for mental health in sectors
such as technology, education, housing, Indigenous and cultural health, business, etc.

Emerging leaders in these areas are also welcome to join.



Leadership Roles
can be

Indirect  <<   Indirect  or  Direct  >> Direct

Influence is through research, development, evaluation of policy and/or lived experience that guides service delivery, for example.


Influence is through leading an organization with a service delivery mandate, for example.


Leaders work in all kinds of organizations.


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Leaders work in all kinds of organizations. Examples include: community-based, government, non-government, private, educational institutions, and faith-based organizations. The organizations may provide services or fund them or may do both.

Leaders may be: consumers/users, family members, carers, community workers, executives, policy analysts, researchers, clinicians, board members, for example.




Member Benefits Article

What Do You Get As An IIMHL Member?

Visit our Benefits page to learn about all that you get as an IIMHL member!

Once you complete the Membership Record, IIMHL will assess your request against the above criteria, and send a confirmation of membership, as applicable.

In the future, as this is being redeveloped, IIMHL will send you a link to complete a member profile, which will describe your leadership role and interests so that we may tailor communications to you.