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 – Summer is now available (Summer 18 Dec 2018)

Network Bulletin 14 December 2018

Welcome to 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

The Network would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in 2018 and wish you a safe and joyful festive season.  

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

  • Network and drop-in closures dates (2.1)
  • Winner – Quality in Healthcare ACT Awards (2.2)
  • Holiday Season Emergency Relief and Free Meal Guide (3.1)
  • TheMHS Summer Forum (3.6)

Network Bulletin 14 December 2018 (Word) 14 December 2018 (PDF)

2018-19 Holiday Season Emergency Relief and Free Meal Guide

Info Guides

My Rights, My Decisions Program Launch

Mr Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Mental Health, launched the My Rights, My Decisions program on Wednesday 27 June 2018 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.

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