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MHCC ACT Seeking Member Feedback on 2024 Election Platform

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Canberrans in crisis as cost of living intensifies distress, while community funding dwindles  

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 9 February 2024

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Psychological crises are not a crime. Why are so many police attendances mental health related?

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 19 January 2024

Expressions of Interest are open for the ACTHD & MHCC Outcomes Advisory Panel

2022-23 Annual Report

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 8 December 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 24 November 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 10 November 2023

Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting

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Celebrating the inspiring stories of Canberra’s Community Wellbeing Heroes 

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Black Mountain Tower is a reminder that we’re all in this together

It has been 30 years since the First National Ment...

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 27 October 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 13 October 2023

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Canberra icon lit up for the loneliness epidemic and World Mental Health Day  

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 29 September 2023

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Celebrate Mental Health with the Launch of Mental Health Month ACT

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 15 September 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 1 September 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 18 August 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 4 August 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 20 July 2023

2023 Mid-year Forum: Weathering the Storm – Climate Change and Mental Health

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 6 July 2023

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Lack of disability strategy funds makes for a ‘disappointing’ ACT Budget

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ACT Budget misses opportunity for cost-effective, recovery-oriented mental health strategies  

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 22 June 2023

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2023 Budget: Barr Government must fund promised disability strategies

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 9 June 2023

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Release of landmark workforce study of ACT community-managed mental health workforce

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Inquiry into the Constitution Alteration (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice) 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 28 April 2023

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The Mental Health Community Coalition ACT supports a First Nations Voice enshrined in the constitution

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 16 April 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 30 March 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 16 March 2023

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Gender segregation causing inadequate remuneration for our sector

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 2 March 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 16 February 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 2 February 2023

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 19 January 2023

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Embracing only the biological ignores the psychosocial, to the detriment of all

In recent decades, the discussion around mental he...

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 22 December 2022

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Crucial mental health services forgotten by government, likely to close

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 8 December 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 24 November 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 10 November 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 27 October 2022

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There’s a better model of care for the ACT

It has been 30 years since the First National Ment...

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‘Wellbeing’ Budget largely ignores mental health

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 13 October 2022

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Launch of Mental Health Month ACT 2022

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Coming through the other side

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Acting CEO speech to MHFA Mental Health Month launch event

Acting CEO Corinne Dobson speaks on the importance...

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 29 September 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 15 September 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 1 September 2022

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Focus needed on the jobs and skills that support everyone

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Small steps for progress on older persons’ mental health

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 18 August 2022

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Homelessness and mental health: connected and both failed by government inaction

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 4 August 2022

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ACT Budget investments in mental health are welcome, but mainly for bandaid solutions

Working on our workforce: 2022 Mid-year forum wrap-up

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 21 July 2022

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COVID positives: closer communities improving mental wellbeing

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 7 July 2022

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The data is in; now we need action on mental health

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 23 June 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 9 June 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 26 May 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 12 May 2022

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Lack of funding to leave Canberrans with mental health conditions without support

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Long game of mental health recovery can’t be played with short contracts

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 28 April 2022

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Election focus on NDIS ignores needs of majority of people with mental illness

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 14 April 2022

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Greens election focus on mental health welcome, but not enough for the community-based workforce

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MHCC ACT urges all candidates to make mental health an election priority

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 31 March 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 17 March 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 3 March 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 17 February 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 3 February 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 20 January 2022

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Exhausted, over-stretched and under-staffed: increased support needed for pandemic’s frontliners

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 6 January 2022

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 23 December 2021

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 9 December 2021

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Longer-term investment needed in recommendations for COVID-19 response report

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 25 November 2021

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 11 November 2021

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 28 October 2021

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MHCC ACT Sector Outreach Initiative

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 14 October 2021

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Celebration of success as ACT mental health Recovery College wins award

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MHCC ACT supports Motion from Michael Pettersson MLA on ACT Mental Health

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ACT Budget: Mental health supports

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 30 September 2021

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The Community welcome Government support for the mental health of Canberrans

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Stronger consultation needed for ACT Government budget announcements

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 9 September 2021

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Funding for community mental health services a welcome relief under lockdown

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 26 August 2021

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Hands off our charities: MHCC ACT joins the call to protect advocacy for those who need a voice

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 12 August 2021

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 29 July 2021

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 15 July 2021

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Community Sector celebrates win as NDIS Independent Assessments are scrapped

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Increased funding needed to ensure the mental health and wellbeing of the Canberra community are met

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Community Sector unites in opposition to NDIS changes

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 1 July 2021

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Raise the Age and address social determinants for children’s mental health and wellbeing

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 17 June 2021

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 3 June 2021

Reconciliation and Trauma

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Celebration of success as ACT mental health Recovery College two-year trial ends

Lived Experience Committee Help Guide MHCC ACT Decision Making and Advocacy

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 20 May 2021

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Increases in Federal Budget for mental health are missing the opportunity for an integrated system

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 6 May 2021

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Successful trial of ACT mental health Recovery College comes to an end

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 22 April 2021

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Proposed changes to NDIS will impact mental health and wellbeing of participants

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Positive mental health outlook for social housing project that supports Canberra women

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 8 April 2021

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 25 March 2021

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 11 March 2021

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MHCC ACT welcomes Bec Cody, former MLA as new CEO

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 25 February 2021

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JobSeeker will push people below the poverty line causing concerns for mental health and wellbeing

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MHCC ACT pledges to a united and consistent voice on mental health in the ACT

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Call to consider the impact of housing design on people’s mental health and wellbeing

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 11 February 2021

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Expansion of ACT housing and homelessness services will benefit mental health and wellbeing

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Investment in mental health services welcomed by community sector

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 28 January 2021

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 21 December 2020

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 10 December 2020

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Enhanced Communication for NFP’s

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 26 November 2020

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ACT Mental Health Sector Update: 12 November 2020

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EO Musings: July 2020

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The Science of Wellbeing

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“Peer work in Australia: A New Future for Mental Health” A reflection by Erin Cargill

EO Musings – August 2019

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EO Musings: August 2019

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Rachel Perkins on matters recovery and Recovery Colleges

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EO Musings: June 2019

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