What we do

Consumer and carer participation

MHCC ACT values the voice of people with lived experience of mental health issues as critically important to the development of the mental health sector.

MHCC ACT hosts the Consumer and Carer Caucus and maintains dedicated seats on its Board to encourage mental health consumers and carers to engage with mental health reform, and to ensure that our work continued to be informed by their voices.

Policy and advocacy

MHCC ACT represents the interests of its members to politicians, government departments, the media and other stakeholders.

It does this through regular meetings with key stakeholders; the preparation of policy documents, submissions; and, by participating in consultations and committees.

By influencing government policy and strategy, MHCC ACT promotes an environment in which community-managed services and consumer choice and control can grow.

Sector development

MHCC ACT supports the growth of the community-based mental health sector through training and workforce development activities.

It supports members to pursue quality improvement and accreditation, and plays a leadership role in the sector, promoting collaboration, policy development and best practice service delivery.

MHCC ACT’s work aims to support the sector to manage change and deliver consistent high quality services through ongoing sector reforms.

Communication and information sharing

MHCC ACT is the central contact for information sharing in the ACT mental health sector.

Through e-bulletins, sector updates and news feeds, it keeps subscribers up-to-date with the latest information, events and training.

MHCC ACT also operates a Jobs Portal for the benefit of employers in the sector and job seekers.