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The ACT Mental Health Consumer Network is a consumer-led peak organisation representing the interests of mental health consumers in the ACT in policy and decision-making forums. The Network is committed to social justice and the inclusion of people with experience of mental illness.
Tuesday 21 March 2017
Autumn 2017 edition of Network News now available
The Autumn 2017 edition of Network News is now available for viewing and to download. Click on the image to open.
Thursday 9 March 2017
Network Bulletin 9 March 2017
Please find our email bulletin for this week.
Network Bulletin 9 March 2017 (Word/PDF)
If you are unable to open any links or attachments, please contact the Network on 6230 5796 or email
Of particular note in this bulletin, the Network would like to draw your attention to the following events:
• Books 4 All;
• Community Advocacy Workshop;
• Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention workshop;
• ACT Mental Health Recovery College;
• Evaluation survey for the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum;
• Position vacancies
Tuesday 6 December 2016
Summer 2016 edition of Network News now available
The Spring 2016 edition of Network News is now available for viewing and to download. Click on the image to open.
Additionally the following were included as inserts:
End of year barbecue flyer
Network Annual Report 2015/2016 now available
The Network is pleased to announce that our Annual Report for 2015/2016 is now available for viewing. Click on the link below to view.
Annual Report 2015/2016 (PDF 1.07MB)
Thursday 10 November 2016
Bulk-billing medical services
A privately composed list of medical services and related health providers that bulk bill in the ACT and Queanbeyan region has been compiled for your information. The information listed is current as at October 2016.
Bulk-billing medical providers (Word)
Thursday 29 September 2016
Network training videos now on YouTube
Around the end of 2015, the Network commissioned the creation of some video resources for the Self-Advocacy and Consumer Representation training program. The project involved the participation of many Consumer Representatives and has been used extensively in our training throughout 2016.
Recently, we created a YouTube channel to make available the training promotional videos, and got these videos uploaded.
To view the videos, click on the links below.
Self-Advocacy and Consumer Representation Training Calendar
The Network has finalised Self-Advocacy and Consumer Representation Training (SCR) dates for 2017. The calendar can be found on the Quick Links right on this page.
Thursday 4 August 2016
Strategic Plan 2016-19
The Network is pleased to announce that our new Strategic Plan for 2016-19 is now available for viewing.
Strategic Plan 2016-19 (PDF 1.6MB)
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Report: Engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in culturally responsive ways
From August through to November 2015, the Network hosted Dianne Perkins, a student placement from the Australian Catholic University.
As part of her studies in Social Work for her degree, Dianne conducted a project for the Network which aimed to identify and examine culturally appropriate practices that the Network can use to actively engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who identify has having lived experience of mental illness.
The final report, titled “Engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in culturally responsive ways: Building relationships and supporting social and emotional wellbeing” is now available for viewing and can be found on the Reports page under Publications menu.
Wednesday 18 March 2015
My NDIS pre-planning kits
Advocacy for Inclusion has developed a Plain English Kit to help people identify what they want out of their NDIS process, and who they want to help them.
The kits cost $19.95 and are available for purchase from their website:
ACT Charter of Rights for People with Mental Health Issues
The ACT Government released the ACT Charter of Rights for People with Mental Health Issues on 11 October 2011.
Click on the links below to see it in full page view or to download.
ACT Charter of Rights Poster
ACT Charter of Rights Pamphlet