News From Your Representatives

As the peak body, Carers ACT receives invitations from government and non-government organisations for mental health carers to sit on committees, advisory and working groups, research and evaluation throughout the ACT and, sometimes, nationally.


One of our carers, Karen, is asking ACT politicians to understand that the challenges carers face are still a lack of recognition, awareness and support. A carer strategy would provide assurance that services directly supporting carers are maintained and improved in the current services reform agenda. #ACTcares #2016Election

Carers ACT Mental Health Forum: "Are we there yet?"

Photo Gallery from the Event 7 July 2016

A bringing together of the minds and views of mental health consumers, carers and sector workers

Ken Baker speaks about psycho-social disablity in NDIS

Katrina Bracher (ACT Health) outlines local changes in mental health

Dr Bridi O'Dea (Blackdog Institute) informs about e-health


Carer Representatives End of Year Dinner

Here are some of our carer representatives at our end of year dinner and planning session for 2016 alongside our special guest Susan Helyar from ACT Council of Social Services. We discussed key issues for carers going into 2016 including the push for more housing options. 

If you are a mental health carer and are interested in becoming more involved, please contact the Mental Health Carers Voice team ( or phone 6296 9936). The selection procedures for appointing a representative are as set out in the Selection Process Flow Chart. All other forms and documentation can be found under Carer Representative Resources. The term of appointment will depend on the committee.

A list of committees and Carers’ Voice representatives can be found here:

If you have any feedback or comments for your carer representatives, please call Sarah on 6296 9936 or email


News From Your Representatives