Toward this, we support mental health carers to participate in creating positive change in mental health and facilitate their involvement in consultations, media engagement and other advocacy efforts.
For more information, see Mental Health Carers Voice to read about our work in advocating for change and how you can participate.
The Carer Navigator
The Carer Navigator is an online resource to help mental health carers navigate the mental health system in the ACT. It includes information about the stepped system of care used in the ACT, how to find services appropriate for your needs, information about carer rights and supports and even a guide to the language used in the mental health system. The Carer Navigator is maintained and updated by Mental Health Carers Voice.
You can access the carer navigator at navigator.mhcv.org.au.
Links to other supports
The Beyondblue Guide for Carers A resource for Supporting and Caring for a Person with Anxiety and Depression
Head to Health is a Government website to help you find online mental health resources.
The Mental Health Foundation ACT offers supports in accommodation, employment, personal assistance, personal wellbeing activities and life skills.
ACT Recovery College A place to learn about mental health, recovery & wellbeing
Richmond Fellowship supports individuals living with a mental illness through a residential recovery program and mentor service in Canberra, Queanbeyan and Goulburn.
COPMI promotes better outcomes for children and families where a parent experiences mental illness
Reimagine – Supporting people living with mental health conditions to navigate the NDIS