Connecting, sharing knowledge, and applying innovations to improve services

The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) and the International Initiative for Disability Leadership (IIDL) are international learning collaboratives for mental health, addiction and disability leaders.

IIMHL and IIDL help leaders connect, share knowledge, and apply innovations to improve services. IIMHL and IIDL are government funded initiatives.




New Zealand’s involvement in IIMHL

Eight countries participate in IIMHL: New Zealand, USA, England, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Canada, Sweden and Australia. The Netherlands will join in 2019.

New Zealand is a founding member of IIMHL. Te Pou funds a staff member to work on planning, liaison and evaluation for IIMHL. 

Read about the IMHL and IIDL Leadership Exchange.

How to join

There is no cost to join IIMHL or IIDL. Register on the IIMHL website.

You can join if you are employed in a leadership role and you are endorsed by your employer or sponsoring organisation, or if you are acknowledged by the sector as having leadership responsibilities.

Leadership roles can range from CEO through to Māori leaders, Pacific leaders, clinicians or consumers or family members who work in advocacy roles with leadership responsibilities in services.