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 20 September 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 actmhcn@actmhcn.org.au.

Of particular note in this bulletin, the Network would like to draw your attention to the following:
• Free My Rights, My Decisions workshops;
• Upcoming Drop-In events;
• Reminder that Mental Health Month Awards close Friday 21 September;
• Network Mental Health Month event;
• Online consultation on the Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan; and
• Community outlets for low cost groceries/household products

Network Bulletin 20 September 2018 (Word) 20 September 2018 (PDF)

Upcoming event

Spring 2018 edition of Network News now available

The Spring edition of Network News is now available for viewing and to download. Click here to read.

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.

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