About Us

We are the peak body representing the community managed mental health sector in the ACT. Our aim is to foster the capacity of the sector to deliver quality, sustainable, recovery-oriented services to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their carers.

Our Members

Our members are organisations and individuals focused on improving the lives of people with lived experience of mental illness through delivery of community-based support and recovery services. This includes a broad range of services designed to address the social, physical and economic impacts of mental illness on individuals, their families and the community.

Our Work

As the voice for community mental health sector, we aim to foster the capacity of service providers to deliver quality, sustainable, recovery-oriented services to the ACT community.

This aim is supported by our work in 4 key areas:

Leadership & Advocacy

Through our written submissions and direct advocacy work, MHCC ACT represents a trusted and influential voice to Government on mental health policy and strategic reform.

Training and development

Our training workshops, forums and events harness the latest research and practical knowledge to assist service providers develop their skills and integrate research into practice approaches.

Strengthening the sector

We work to develop the capacity of the sector by fostering partnerships, building workforce capability, supporting research, and promoting full recognition of the contribution made by community managed services.

Consumer & carer participation

Our goal to ensure lived experience is at the heart of service delivery and design is supported by a commitment to engage consumers and carers in all areas of our work.

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