Our vision is to advance the delivery of innovative and accessible psychological services and professional mental health education throughout Australia.

Welcome to the Cairnmillar Institute. We are a not for profit organisation and a registered health promotion charity. For almost 60 years Cairnmillar has provided psychological services at their clinics in Dandenong, Hawthorn and North Melbourne.

Cairnmillar also offers professional short courses and higher education programs through their School of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Psychology Clinic Services

As part of our mission as a not-for-profit charity, we extend our traditional psychology services to include a low-cost community clinic.



Postgraduate Courses

We now have several pathways for people to become psychologists through our Doctorate and Masters Degrees, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates in Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy.


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Mental Health Research

Taking basic psychological theory and empirical findings, and turning them into evaluated and applied outcomes for the benefit of the community.


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Our targeted community programs, partnerships, volunteers and alumni help us to support our mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our broader community.


Author: Lana Winzar


of donations going directly to services.

58 years

experience in providing counselling and mental health education to the community.

9000 sessions

of low cost counselling per year to those who otherwise could not afford psychological assistance. 

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