An important part of our work as a peak body is the process of continuous quality improvement in the sector.
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Members play a key role in helping us address structural challenges, build collaborative partnerships and drive positive change for the sector.
We are committed to two-way, open communication that involves listening to our stakeholders, keeping them informed and being clear about how their contributions are being used.
Our stakeholders include service providers, consumers and carers, academics and peak bodies. We value the voice of people with lived experience of mental health conditions as critical to informed development in the sector.
Our biannual forums bring together the community-managed mental health sector to discuss and debate mental health policy and program issues. We encourage the attendance of members, employees and volunteers of member organisations, clinicians, researchers, people with lived experience and carers.
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These meetings give Executive Officers and Managers of community-managed mental health and other community organisations the opportunity to discuss sector developments and issues. They are a way that we can increase sector connections and share knowledge across the community organisation.
Leaders of all MHCC ACT member organisations are invited to attend these meetings. Other people will be invited to attend where appropriate.
Mental Health Month ACT
Mental Health Month is an annual event, celebrated in over 100 countries, to raise community awareness and understanding of mental health conditions, reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health conditions, and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
The Mental Health Community Coalition ACT coordinates Mental Health Month in the ACT each October.
We are responsible for planning a diverse calendar of events that bring the community together in support of people living with mental health conditions and their carers. These events include a variety of workshops, concerts and outdoor activities as well as the Mental Health and Wellbeing Expo and the Mental Health Month Awards.
We also provide public resources both for those experiencing mental health concerns and their loved ones and workmates.