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.

The latest Network News – Winter 2021 is now available (Winter 2021)

COVID-19 Update on Network operations

In response to the current COVID-19 situation in NSW and restrictions, the Network will continue to hold all scheduled events online.

For Consumer Representatives and Co-Facilitators who require the use of Network facilities for their duties, please contact us on (02) 6230 5796 to make arrangements.

Network Bulletin 29 July 2021

Please find link below to our latest Bulletin

Network Bulletin 29 July 2021

Of particular note in this bulletin, the Network would like to draw your attention to the following:
• Upcoming Meet the Minister Drop-In events;
• Nominations now open for the 2022 Mental Health Month Awards;
• Upcoming Mental Heath Carers Conference; and
• Position vacancy

Updated Training Calendar now available

The Community Education Program recently updated the calendar for training workshops for July to December 2021.

You can access that calendar on this link.

Further information about the different types of training we provide, and an online registration form, can be found on the Community Education page.

Joint response to the introduction of independent assessments to the NDIS

The Network, in conjunction with numerous other community organisations, recently submitted a joint response to the Minister for Disability, Justice Health and Mental Health, Emma Davidson MLA, highlighting shared concerns regarding the introduction of independent assessments to the NDIS.

You can read this response by clicking on the link below

Response: NDIS Independent Assessments (PDF)

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 Health Charter of Rights poster

ACT Health Charter of Rights pamphlets