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Better learning comes from sharing real life experiences with mental illness


We have been reducing the stigma and educating the public about mental health since 1993.


We provide face-to-face contact with volunteers who are living with mental illness.


Our methods are evidence-based and supported by academic

The number of young people reporting probable serious mental illness has risen from 18.7 per cent to 22.8 per cent in the four years to 2016.*

The top three issues of concern are 1) coping with stress, 2) school or study problems, and 3) depression.

MIEACT is funded by the ACT Government to deliver mental health training in the ACT’s schools and colleges, and we offer a range of evidence-based programs tailored for school age students that are mapped to the Australian National Curriculum.

Underpinning the success and positive impact of our programs, are the personal stories of our highly trained volunteer educators with lived experiences of mental health issues. Your students will hear how our volunteers manage and recover through the cyclical nature of mental illness. They will receive a take home resource to assist in maintaining wellness and where to seek help, if needed.

To support better student learning achievements, we also offer programs for teachers as part of their professional development through the school year.

For workplaces

And with one in five Australians experiencing some form of mental health issue, you may also be interested in one of our workplace programs to support colleagues with mental health issues.

*Mission Australia/Black Dog Institute

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Body Image for Girls

Body Image for Girls

Years 7-8

Boy's Body Image Program

Body Image for Boys

Years 7-8

General Mental Health for Teens

School Education Program

Years 9-12

Stress Better

Years 11-12

Bullying Prevention Program

Bullying Prevention Program

Years 7-10

Community Awareness Program

Living with mental illness

Do NO Harm

Crafting Your Own Story

Do NO Harm: Hearing Stories Safely

Do NO Harm

Hearing Stories Safely

PTSD Awareness Program

PTSD Awareness

Recognising unresolved trauma

Re-Envision for the Workplace

Supporting mentally ill colleagues


Managing mentally ill people for work

Our Digital Stories

Personal experiences of mental illness & recovery

So, how can you help MIEACT?

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Get us into your school
Get us into your workplace
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We actively support our volunteers, ensuring the stories they share do not have a negative impact on themselves or their audiences.

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