PMHA - Introduction

The PMHA was the result of a restructure of its antecedent the Strategic Planning Group for Private Psychiatric Services (SPGPPS) that took place in 2007. The SPGPPS was established in 1996 under the auspices of the Federal AMA to address issues related to funding, classification, quality of care, outcome measurement, consumer and carer participation and related topics as they affected the private mental health sector.

The PMHA provides representation and promotion for the private mental health sector and seeks to provide a coherent and consistent voice that is not aligned with any particular stakeholder, or vested interest group. After thirteen years, the alliance model continues to enable the major stakeholders involved in the funding, provision and receipt of private sector mental health services to come together and determine how best to move forward on many complex and difficult issues.