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ACA has partnered with several organisations in the allied and mental health sectors. These relationships are integral to our mission to advocate for, and advance the counselling and psychotherapy profession, foster leading research, and create opportunities for our members. For enquiries or to explore collaboration possibilities, please contact us via the form below.

ACA is proud to be a member of the following organisations

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is the recognised national voice for allied health professions, working with the Commonwealth Government and other national organisations to provide a collective view for the sector. AHPA advocates for the vital role of allied health professionals to deliver effective, equitable and sustainable services for Australians.

The Climate and Health Alliance’s mission is to build a powerful health sector movement for climate action and sustainable healthcare. We do this through building health leadership, raising public awareness of health impacts of climate change, advocacy for healthy climate policy and making healthcare sustainable.

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) comprises 51 national organisations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the 7 million people in rural and remote Australia. Our diverse membership includes representation from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector, health professional organisations, health service providers, health educators and students

Suicide Prevention Australia is the national peak body for the suicide prevention sector. We exist to provide a clear, collective voice for suicide prevention, so that together we can save lives. We believe that through collaboration and shared purpose, we can work towards our ambition of a world without suicide.

The International Association for Counselling (IAC) is the world body for the counselling profession. Established in 1966, IAC is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) with United Nations consultative status. Our Vision is: “A world where counselling is available to all”.

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For over 25 years Mental Health Australia has advocated for mental health reform, and continues to drive policy changes and proactively put mental health on the agenda. As the national peak for mental health, Mental Health Australia unites the mental health sector to present a cohesive voice to government, and provide practical policy solutions to influence decision-making, which in turn, improves the mental health system and the mental health of people in Australia.

ACA values our engagement with the following sector organisations

Beyond Blue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia. For more than 20 years, people in Australia have placed their trust in Beyond Blue as a reliable source of mental health information, support, and hope.

LivingWorks has been the leading provider of suicide prevention skills training since 1983. Accredited by clinical and education bodies across Australia and internationally, LivingWorks is the creator of the only suicide first aid course recognised by the World Health Organisation, ‘LivingWorks ASIST’. In Australia alone, LivingWorks has trained more than 1,000,000 people in workplaces and communities to have the skills and confidence to intervene and help someone with thoughts of suicide to keep safe, access support and find hope.

1800RESPECT is the national domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service. If you or someone you know is experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, domestic, family or sexual violence, call 1800 737 732, text 0458 737 732 or visit for online chat and video call services.

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit facility for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. It was founded in 2002 by the UNSW School of Psychiatry Scientia Professor Gordon Parker and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Our role is to drive reform of the mental health, alcohol and other drugs and suicide prevention systems in Queensland. We identify issues and priorities, advise on reform options, support the efforts of others to implement change, and check progress. To achieve reform we work in partnership with others. This includes people who have lived experience, their families, carers and supporters, as well as decision-makers, funders, advocates, frontline workers and service providers, in both government and non-government sectors.

ACA is proud to be associated with the following organisations

As licenced insurance brokers we have access to the insurance market to ensure you get the most appropriate insurance cover at a competitive price. We are delighted to be the choice insurance partner of the Australian Counselling Association. Our insurance products and support services have been specifically designed to support and guide members.

Power Diary is practice management software built by a practitioner for use by health practices worldwide. Power Diary’s web-based tools are feature-rich and include; calendar management, online bookings, waiting list, treatment notes and form templates, invoicing with easy integration to payment apps, SMS reminders and chat, telehealth portal, and more! It also integrates with Phys track, Xero and others. Power Diary is optimized to work flawlessly on your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device, too. ACA Members receive an exclusive discount on PowerDiary packages.

Founded in 2007, Mental Health Academy (MHA) is a leading provider of online professional development (CPD) education for mental health professionals. Through our state-of-the-art learning platform, we connect you with global mental health experts and hundreds of hours of learning – all conveniently accessible online, 24/7. We exist to empower people. We’d love to be part of your learning journey.

Australia’s largest range of professional development resources. Wherever you are, Pesi AU in-house training offers a streamlined and professional service that comes directly and conveniently into your workplace – in person or online. Choose a program from our in-house menu or choose any training from our events calendars. We can tailor any event, or we can develop a fully customised training session for the unique needs of your team. Tell us what you need, and we’ll make it happen with ease! ACA Members receive an exclusive discount on PESI AU’s entire catalogue.

For more than 25 years, we have been passionate about helping our customers make bigger things happen at home, at school and at work. As Australia’s home for office supplies, furniture, technology and student supplies, we’re focused on delivering a wide range, low prices and great service for our customers. ACA Members receive exclusive business pricing with Officeworks.

We help you nourish and nurture your mind, body and skin. We know that caring for your wellbeing involves regularly nurturing every part of you. That’s why our professionally developed and tested products and treatments are made using only the best ingredients, techniques and expertise to nourish you inside and out. ACA Members receive an exclusive discount to Endota Spa products and services.

Your body is designed to move with purpose. Let us help you go further and explore new ways to challenge yourself with the right balance of training and motivation. ACA Members receive an exclusive discount on memberships at Goodlife Health clubs and Fitness First.

If you need Design, Print, Clothing, Promotional, Signage and Warehousing Solutions, ask Eckersley—they are trusted advisors and act quickly. ACA Members receieve an exclusive print group offer at Eckersley.

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