Self-Advocacy and Representation Training
The ACT Mental Health Consumer Network (the Network) is proud to facilitate the Self-Advocacy and Representation Training (SCR) course. SCR is about the individual exercising their personal skills so that the consumer voice is heard, listened to, and acted upon.
This course supports you, the consumer, to identify how effective you can be as a self-advocate and be a voice for other consumers.
Presented in two parts, SCRT has been designed with consumers, for consumers. The first part of the course is Self-Advocacy training and the second is Consumer Representation.
Consumer Representative Program
The Consumer Representative Program (CRP) is the foundation activity of the Network. The Network is funded by ACT Health to be the peak body for mental health consumers in the ACT and is the way in which people who have experience of mental illness can directly provide feedback to health services in the ACT, and their recommendations about how to improve the system. Consumer Representatives use their understanding of systems, their own lived experience and the lived experience of others to inform their approach for advocating for change. Consumer representation can be a powerful medium which benefits all mental health consumers who may be in need of these services. If you have lived experience of mental illness you too could participate in the CRP.