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 2019 is now available (Winter 2019)

Call for Auditions: This Is Our Brave, Network 20th Birthday Celebration!

ACT Mental Health Consumer Network (the Network) is turning 20 in 2019!

To celebrate this occasion, the Network, in partnership with This Is My Brave Australia, will be holding an evening performance and would like to call out to our members, as well as associates of our organisation and members, to audition. Associates are classed being as a supporter of the Network, and as a carer/support person, friend or family member of a Network member

We are looking for members and associates from all diversities who have been involved with the Network from different points in the Networks’ history to tell their story. The stories that we are looking for include:

  • Being a part of the Network and how this connection has contributed to your recovery journey;
  • Instances where this connection had helped to facilitate a success in your life;
  • As an associate of the Network or a Network member, how this has had an impact in your life?

To read more about the auditions click on this link

Network Bulletin 17 June 2019

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 actmhcn@actmhcn.org.au.

Of particular note in this bulletin, the Network would like to draw your attention to the following:
• Position vacancy for Program Coordinator at the Network;
• Call for Auditions: This Is Our Brave;
• Quarterly Community Forum;
• Mental Health Act review; and
• Accessing the NDIS workshop and co-design session

Network Bulletin 17 June 2019 (Word) 17 June 2019 (PDF)

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