Introducing outcome measurement for non-government mental health services in the ACT (December 2022)
This report provides the findings and recommendations of our 2022 scoping project to explore and identify the most relevant, evidence-based and appropriate tools for measuring service outcomes for mental health consumers and/or carers in the ACT.
When the NDIS came to the ACT (June 2018)
This publication looks at whether the introduction of the NDIS in the ACT has left people with mental health conditions and psychosocial disability better off.
A Real Career – A Workforce Development Strategy for the Community Mental Health Sector of the ACT (August 2012)
MHCC ACT received funding from ACT Health to support workforce development initiatives including the creation of this workforce development strategy.
Workforce Development 2009 Survey Report (April 2009)
This survey was designed to identify the training and development needs and key characteristics of the mental health community sector workforce in the ACT. Its purpose was to provide the ACT Mental Health Community Coalition (MHCC ACT) and its member agencies with information to guide future workforce development planning and the delivery of training.
Recovery in our community: 2020 Vision and Action Requirements (October 2008)
In the recovery-focussed community of 2020, “Recovery” is not just a policy word but the very foundation
of a mental health system focused on supporting people on their own recovery journey, and providing the
necessary resources and support to the community to promote mental health and wellbeing.
Building Capacity in the ACT Community Mental Health Sector (June 2007)
In 2006 MHCC ACT, in partnership with the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS), embarked on a sector development project which produced this report.
Inquiry into the Constitution Alteration (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice) 2023
The Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT) thanks the Committee for the
opportunity to provide a submission to the Inquiry into Constitution Alteration (Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Voice) 2023 Bill.
This submission endorses the proposed constitutional alteration, which recognises First
Nations peoples in the Constitution by requiring Parliament to establish an Indigenous Voice
that can advise Parliament and the Executive Government on matters relating to Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
ACT Drug Strategy Action Plan 2022–26
The MHCC ACT supports the principle of harm minimisation and commends the ACT Government for its demonstrated commitment to approaching drug use as primarily a health issue, adopting evidence-based policies and minimising the involvement of the justice system as much as possible.
We also commend the government for its associated commitments to eliminating stigma and discrimination against people who interact with Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs services and to recognise the invaluable contribution of lived experience and the peer workforce to this sector. The recognition in the Action Plan of the importance of the non-governmental sector and of the effective collaboration and integration supporting the provision of AOD services in the ACT is noted and reiterated.
This submission is focused on those elements of the Action Plan that relate to the interaction between the AOD sector and the wider community-managed mental health sector.
Public Exposure Draft of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2022
MHCC ACT welcomes the ACT Government’s aspiration to make “renting a secure and sustainable option for those who rely on it”, and particularly welcomes the abolition of “no cause” evictions. However, we recommend the government limit the grounds for eviction rather than introducing new grounds. This includes removing the ‘behavioural grounds’ for eviction from the Bill.
We recommend that the ACT Government introduce a standalone ‘reasonable and proportionate’ test that requires the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal to consider whether an eviction order would be reasonable and proportionate in the circumstances of each case.
Inquiry into the Legislative, Workplace Governance and Clinical Frameworks of DHULWA
The MHCC ACT understands the serious safety concerns of staff that led to this Inquiry being initiated and acknowledges the importance of a safe and respectful environment for staff, consumers and carers within the Dhulwa Mental Health Unit.
We believe there needs to be dedicated and supported consultation with consumers and carers to ensure that their input is considered alongside the vital input from Dhulwa staff.
Along with greater inclusivity in decision-making, more transparency around policies, processes and procedures should assist in promoting constructive relationships between all stakeholders.
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- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2020–21
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2019–20
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2018–19
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2017–18
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2016–17
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2015–16
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2014–15
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2013-14
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2012-13
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2011-12
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2010-11
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2009-10
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2008-09
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2007-08
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2006-07
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2005-06
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2004-05
- MHCC ACT Annual Report 2003-04
MHCC ACT Rules of Association
The Mental Health Community Coalition (MHCC) ACT adopted the new Rules of Association at the Special General Meeting in October 2019.
MHCC ACT Strategic Plan 2022-2024
Our Board of Directors implement our Strategic plan in line with the MHCC ACT Rules of Association.
MHCC ACT Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan 2022–24
We are proud to actively work towards reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Under this RAP, we aim to bring a First Nations perspective to our work, integrate de-colonisation into our daily activities, and make the organisation a better ally for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.