Get Involved in Mental Health Advocacy!

Carers Voice is a program for mental health carers to inform service delivery and policy development in the ACT. We do this through supporting carers in; 

See below for our upcoming events and opportunities to influence change in the mental health system!

WE WANT YOU! - Committee Vacancies and other Advocacy Opportunities

Have you had experience as a carer of someone with a mental illness?

Would you like to work in creating positive change to themental health system?

One way is to become a carer representative and advocate!
There are lot's of different ways to get involved, just email or contact us at 6296 9952 to have a chat.
The following committees are in need of a Carer Representative, if you've been interested in getting involved in promoting positivechange in the mental health sector, this could be how!

  • Adult Mental Health Unit, Consumer and Carer Feedback Quality Committee
  • A variety of University of Canberra Public Hospital Committees
  • Seclusion and Restraint Review Meeting
  • Partnering with Consumers Standard 2 Committee - ACT Health
  • Mental Health Consumer and Carer Caucus

If you would like to provide information to carer representatives please email If you would like further
details of what the committees focus on please also contact us at any time.


Janet Milford - your carer rep on the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum

Here are a few articles from Janet's News Update! Click here to read her full update.

Media Alert: Suicide Prevention Australia announces leadership team tasked with driving sector reform

National leadership body Suicide Prevention Australia recently announced a senior leadership team tasked with reforming the very sector they serve. National Coalition for Suicide Prevention Chair Matthew Tukaki said “This is not reform for reform’s sake – it is reform to make it easier for members of our own communities to readily identify and access the help and support they need. We should do everything we can to make it easier, simpler and more transparent for the people and not for ourselves.”

Click here to continue reading the media alert.

New website specific to psychosocial disability and the NDIS

Funded by the NDIA and produced by the Mental Health Coordinating Council, Reimagine is a new website providing specific information on psychosocial disability and accessing the NDIS.

Visit the website here

NEW Carer Drop In

Thursdays, 7 & 21 September, 2pm - 3.30pm

Calling Carers! Come to our new fortnightly drop in sessions! No need to register - just turn up!

Are you looking a short break where you can reconnect with others? This may be you leaving the house for awhile and enjoying a conversation that's not about your caring role.

Let us provide you with a comfortable relaxed and informal space to chill out and have a cuppa and some light refreshments. Come and meet other carers and staff working at Carers ACT. You will be guaranteed a warm friendly greeting and a smiling face!

Venue - Carers ACT, Holt

RSVP - no need to RSVP. Just turn up!

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