are what sets MIEACT apart;
Our fully trained volunteers
reducing the stigma of mental illness
by sharing our own experiences
with our Any Body's Cool program
Creating positive body image
for girls in our schools
with programs on recognising PTSD in the office,
Promoting mental well-being in the workplace:
Do NO Harm training for safe story sharing,
& customised training for GP, Primary Health Care & Emergency workers
to manage stress and anxiety
Helping students & young adults
with our new Stress Better workshops
for your school, group or workplace
Call us today to book a program
or to become a trained volunteer...
Better learning comes from sharing real life experiences with mental illness


Better learning comes from sharing real life experiences with mental illness.

The MIEACT office wishes you a very happy, healthy holiday break! Our office will close over the Christmas and New Year period from 5pm Friday, December 22 until 9am Monday, January 8. 

There are a number of help lines to assist you if you start to feel mentally unwell during the holidays.

If you or someone you know is trying to hurt themselves, please call 000 immediately.

If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, including self-harm, a psychotic episode, is feeling suicidal, or feeling out of control, please contact CATT Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team on phone 1800 629 354 (ACT) or 1800 011 511 (NSW).

If you need emergency counselling support during the holiday season, please call Lifeline Canberra ph.131114.

For more avenues of support, young people click here, and adults click here.

Be safe. People love you.



Why Choose MIEACT?

Funded by the ACT Government to deliver mental health education to young people in schools and the community

MIEACT provides a range of mental health education programs to young people in schools across the ACT. Our Positive Body Image Program, Any Body’s Cool, is co-delivered with the help of our partners at the University of Canberra and the National Gallery of Australia. 

Power of the lived experience

At the core of all MIEACT’s work is a personal story of recovery from mental illness. Stories that are crafted to include messages of hope, recovery and help-seeking, and refined through our ‘Do NO Harm’ framework, become a powerful education tool that enriches both audiences and volunteers.

Reduce stigma to improve help seeking

MIEACT Volunteer Educators deliver their personal stories directly to audiences. This ‘positive direct contact’ with a person willing to share the most intimate and emotional experiences, of either their own illness or the experiences of caring for someone with mental illness, is recognised as the most effective way of reducing the stigma, discrimination and unconscious bias that often surrounds mental illness. When we feel less stigma about our own mental health problems we are more likely to seek help.

Our Partners

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