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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.

Thursday 15 March 2018

Network Bulletin 15 March 2018

Please find 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Of particular note in this bulletin, the Network would like to draw your attention to the following:
•    Opportunity for Focus Group participation and $70 reimbursement;
•    Scholarship applications open for LGBTIQ Health conference;
•    Community events; and
•    NDIS Psychosocial Disability workshop.

Network Bulletin 15 March 2018 (Word/PDF)


Hope for Recovery Research Participation Information Sheet

ACT Disability Workforce, Workforce Impact Collective

ACT Disability Workforce, Request for Ideas and  Solutions


Monday 19 February 2018

New website page for Network policies

A new page of our website has been created that contains information about Network policies and operating statements.

The page can be found from the menu banner, under About Us, Our Policies.

Please feel free to contact the Network if you have any questions regarding any of these documents.

Friday 15 December 2017

Summer 2017 edition of Network News now available

Summer 2017 

The Summer 2017 edition of Network News is now available for viewing and to download. Click on the image to open.



Thursday 1 June 2017

Bulk-billing medical services

A privately composed list of medical services and related health providers that bulk bill in the ACT and Queanbeyan region has been compiled for your information. The information listed is current as at May 2017.
Bulk-billing medical providers (Word)

Thursday 25 May 2017

New Submissions

The Network previously held consultations with consumers to formulate a response to inquiries on Employment and Disability and provision of services for people with psychosocial disability under the NDIS.

Both of these submssions are now available for reading on the Submissions page.

Thursday 29 September 2016

Network training videos now on YouTube

Around the end of 2015, the Network commissioned the creation of some video resources for the Self-Advocacy and Consumer Representation training program. The project involved the participation of many Consumer Representatives and has been used extensively in our training throughout 2016.

Recently, we created a YouTube channel to make available the training promotional videos, and got these videos uploaded.

To view the videos, click on the links below.
Consumer Representative


Thursday 4 August 2016

Strategic Plan 2016-19

The Network is pleased to announce that our new Strategic Plan for 2016-19 is now available for viewing.

Strategic Plan 2016-19 (PDF 1.6MB)


Tuesday 9 February 2016

Report: Engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in culturally responsive ways

From August through to November 2015, the Network hosted Dianne Perkins, a student placement from the Australian Catholic University.

As part of her studies in Social Work for her degree, Dianne conducted a project for the Network which aimed to identify and examine culturally appropriate practices that the Network can use to actively engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who identify has having lived experience of mental illness.

The final report, titled “Engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in culturally responsive ways: Building relationships and supporting social and emotional wellbeing” is now available for viewing and can be found on the Reports page under Publications menu.


Wednesday 18 March 2015

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 Charter of Rights Poster

ACT Charter of Rights Pamphlet

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1) International Human Rights Day forum – Video & Podcast

On 10 December, International Human Rights Day, the ACT Human Rights Commission held a discussion forum on the history of human rights in the capital. The panel included Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, Dr Tom Calma AO, and Professor Hilary Charlesworth AM. A video of the Hon. Michael Kirby's speech and a podcast of the discussion which aired on Radio National on 18 December are now available.

· Video: Hon. Michael Kirby's speech:

· Radio National podcast: Human Rights – Commitment or continuing hostility:

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