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 – Spring 2021 is now available (Spring 2021)

Network Bulletin 25 November 2021

Please find link below to our latest Bulletin

Network Bulletin 25 November 2021

Due to the number of attachments for this bulletin, these have all been hyperlinked to our website. If you are unable to open any links or attachments, please contact the Network on (02) 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:
• Upcoming policy consultations;
• A Beary Lovely Morning spaces filling fast!;
• Applications now open for the ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Scheme;
• Research participants needed; and
• Position vacancy

Office Update

Following the ACT lockdown, the Network office is now intermittently staffed from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. Our office space remains closed to visitors. This arrangement will continue for the remainder of 2021.

If you need to contact the Network, please email to actmhcn@actmhcn.org.au or call 02 6230 5796. Please note, due to remote working arrangements, there will be some delays in responding.

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