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A Pioneering Step for Mental Health: Australia Leads the World in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies

21 April 2023


On February 3rd this year, Australia made history by becoming a world leader in psychedelic-assisted therapies, thanks to the unwavering support from people like you. July 1st marks the date these substances will be rescheduled for strictly controlled use in clinical settings, a decision that will likely be regarded as one of the most significant advancements in the treatment of mental health.

Australia’s Pragmatic Approach:

The Guardian recently described Australia’s decision as “forward-thinking and pragmatic.” This global leadership role brings with it the responsibility to equip our nation’s clinicians with world-class expertise. By doing so, we can ensure exceptional patient outcomes and set the global standard for how to effectively, safely and ethically use these therapies to decrease suffering and treat mental health conditions.

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity:

As TIME magazine reported, “whatever happens in Australia, for better or for worse, could have ripple effects for countries all around the globe.” Clinicians interested in these therapies have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to positively influence the state of the mental health profession on the world stage, with potential flow-on effects for hundreds of millions, if not billions of people.

Upcoming Webinar for Clinicians:

With this in mind, we are incredibly excited to invite you to a clinicians’ only webinar on April 27th. During this webinar, you will have the opportunity to discuss what is required to successfully navigate the integration of these therapies into the medical system with Dr. Ben Sessa, Dr. Eli Kotler and MMA Chairman Peter Hunt AM. You will also learn how to apply and join MMA’s pioneering CPAT program.

Breaking Down Silos in Mental Health:

This paradigm-shifting moment represents an opportunity to finally go beyond the silos that have limited the effectiveness of the mental health system. By moving towards a truly integrative, multidisciplinary approach to treating the whole human being, we can pioneer processes and protocols to utilize altered states of consciousness and deep integration work to decrease suffering and increase well-being.

Join the Webinar and Make a Difference:

The session is free for all clinicians, and you can learn more and sign up here. We are incredibly grateful for your support and excited to continue this journey with you. The world is watching us – let’s show them how it’s done.

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