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.

Network Bulletin 28 June 2018

Please find our email bulletin for this week. If you are unable to open any links or attachments, please contact the Network on 6230 5796 or email actmhcn@actmhcn.org.au.

Of particular note in this bulletin, the Network would like to draw your attention to the following:

  • Change to Drop-In service;
  • 2018 Mental Health Consumer Survey closing 29 June;
  • Research participation opportunity in online mental health services;
  • Clemente program accepting applications for free education; and
  • Numerous position vacancies, including 2 for the Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Network Bulletin 28 June 2018 (Word) 28 June 2018 (PDF)

My Rights, My Decisions Program Launch

Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Mental Health, will be launching the My Rights, My Decisions program on Wednesday 27 June 2018, at a ceremony to be held at the Griffin Centre.

My Rights, My Decisions is a peer-led program that aims to educate mental health consumers in relation to the Mental Health Act 2015 (ACT), specifically addressing the Nominated Person, Advance Consent Direction and Advance Agreement components of the Act. These components of the Act exist to uphold the rights of mental health consumers, support them to make decisions about their treatment and care, and provide informed consent should they lose decision making capacity.

You can read the full media release here.