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


Media release

Mental Health Community Coalition (MHCC) ACT celebrate the successful trial of a mental health Recovery College in the ACT with a special event on June 4, 2021, from 3pm to 5pm at Montford Crescent in Lyneham.

Minister for Mental Health, Emma Davidson will be a part of the celebrations around the significant successes that the ACT Recovery College has achieved over its two-year trial, ending 30 June, 2021. The Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT) facilitated the ACT Recovery College Trial.

ACT Recovery College Manager Dianna Smith, together with MHCC ACT CEO Bec Cody, welcome the community to attend the celebration event. Bec Cody, MHCC ACT CEO, states “The staff and volunteers of the Recovery College have done a fantastic job. Their passion, dedication and professionalism has made possible the many positive outcomes for people who have participated in it.

“We commend the leadership shown by the ACT Government in funding this innovative and evidence-based model for mental health recovery over the last two-years. What we need now from Government is a commitment for a Recovery College to become a permanent fixture in the ACT.”

Feedback from students support this: “I am extremely grateful that the college exists and that the classes are free. What I have learnt as a student is invaluable, and now working as a cofacilitator as well has provided me with career opportunities, I never thought I would have.”

Media are invited to attend the event and should contact Bec Cody and Alison Hall on the details provided below.

The community are welcome to attend also and need to register their attendance here:

Find out more about the ACT Recovery College at

Media contact: Angel Hellyer, Communications and Events Manager, 0493 388 756 |

MHCC ACT is the peak body for community-managed mental health services in the ACT. Find out more about MHCC ACT at

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