Our voice, our future

MHCC ACT’s Strategic Plan for 2017-2021 guides our decisions and sets priorities. We are ACT’s peak body for community managed mental health services. Our members support people to recover in the community.

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We are the voice for quality mental health services shaped by lived experience


Foster the capacity of ACT community managed mental health services to support people to live a meaningful and dignified life


Three hands support each otherStrong services. To support providers to deliver quality, sustainable, recovery-oriented services, we will:

  • Ensure lived experience is at the heart of service development and provision
  • Promote evidence-based innovation in service design and delivery
  • Foster strong partnerships between services
  • Advocate for viable, sustainable funding for community sector organisations


Two speech bubblesInfluential. To represent our members and provide advice that is valued and respected, we will:

  • Proactively participate in agenda setting with evidence-based advocacy
  • Represent the views of our members and people with lived experience
  • Build and maintain our networks of influence
  • Promote the role of community sector providers in health care reform


Three peopleValued sector. To showcase the role of community managed services in supporting people’s recovery, we will:

  • Build understanding of the sector’s contribution to health and wellbeing
  • Strengthen collaboration between clinical and community services
  • Promote a whole of person approach to recovery
  • Encourage initiatives that support recovery in the community


Paper with thumbs upEffective workplace. To ensure MHCC ACT is well governed, ethical and has good employment practices, we will:

  • Support a mentally healthy workplace that honours diversity
  • Recognise and develop the roles of staff and Board members
  • Model transparency and innovation in how we work
  • Encourage a culture of collaboration and inclusion

What we do

We represent non-government organisations that offer services in

  • Recovery
  • Early intervention
  • Prevention
  • Health promotion
  • Community support
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation

We strive for services to be

  • Available and accessible to all
  • Sustainably managed and funded
  • Diverse and innovative
  • Evidence-based and co-designed
  • Person-centred and holistic


Strategic Plan 2017-2021
MHCC ACT Strategic Plan 2017-2021