Mental Health Carers Voice Program

The Mental Health Carers Voice Program works with carers to create a better mental health system nationally and in the ACT.

As the peak body for mental health carers in the ACT, Carers ACT works closely with carers to effect positive changes to the mental health service system. To ensure current reforms achieve their potential, it is essential that the perspectives, concerns and ideas voiced by mental health carers and their families are heard by decision-makers.

Towards this, we support mental health carers to participate on ACT and national government community committees and other representative groups and facilitate their involvement in consultations, media engagement and other advocacy efforts.

More specifically, the Carers Voice program:

There are many way for mental health carers to participate and have their influence on policy and systemic change to the mental health system. Carers can participate as much as they choose, and are not required to be a current mental health carer to participate and effect change.

You can get involved by:

  • becoming a representative on government and community working groups and committees
  • contributing to the debate through consultations and forums
  • sharing your personal stories and perspectives on key issues through the media and directly to decision-makers


This program is available to mental health carers. Varying degrees of participation are available to persons not meeting the criteria.

Find out more

Mental Health Carers Voice website
Visit find out more about the program as well as the latest news and information on mental health reforms.

Give us a call
Call our Carer Advisory Line 1800 242 636 to find out more about this program.

Areas of support

Call Carers ACT to find out more about this program and how else we can help you.

The Mental Health Carers Voice Program is funded by ACT Health Directorate.