General Advocacy Services

ACT Mental Health Consumer Network Inc


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About Us

The ACT Mental Health Consumer Network is an organisation that is run by consumers for consumers. Our aim is to bring about a higher standard of health care in the mental health sector through representation, lobbying and active involvement in new developments in the mental health sector.

Our organisation is extremely committed to the rights of mental health consumers. We promote a respectful and accepting system that involves Consumers, Carers and Professionals listening and respecting one another in an active healthy relationship. We also promote the development of support structures for all these groups.

The Network is funded by ACT Health to be the peak systemic advocacy body for mental health consumers in the ACT. It is one way in which people who have experience of mental illness can directly feedback their recommendations about how to improve the system to Mental Health ACT.

What is Systemic Advocacy?

Systemic advocacy is the process of advocating for change in the systems that guide the delivery of mental health services in the ACT.

Consumer Representatives can use their understanding of these systems, their own lived experience and the lived experience of others to inform their approach in advocating for change.

Quick Facts About The Region

ACT Mental Health Consumer Network Inc is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and City, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.