MIEACT is guided and motivated by a vision of a supportive and socially just community in which the myths, misunderstandings, prejudice, discrimination and stigma surrounding mental illness are eliminated, and people are empowered to sustain their mental health and well-being.
MIEACT promotes the personal stories of volunteers with lived experience of mental illness or those who care for others with mental illness, to educate the community, reduce stigma and discrimination, increase knowledge and awareness and encourage positive health choices.
MIEACT is guided by the following values:
Power of the lived experience
Valuing and respecting people with the lived experience of mental illness and acknowledging the ‘expert voice’ of the personal story.
Openness, innovations and creativity
Pioneering new ways of achieving MIEACT’s vision and learning from the experience of others.
Potential for transformation and change
In people, communities and systems.
Working from an evidence base
Using accurate information, monitoring our performance and modelling best practice in all MIEACT programs.
‘Do NO Harm’
A framework that underpins all MIEACT’s work and ensures both volunteers and audiences are enriched by the process.
Humour and goodwill
Towards our people and in our ways of working.
Transparency and accountability.
Using our resources effectively and meeting our commitments to funding bodies and other stakeholders.
Finding and nurturing hope as a key component of recovery; not just optimism yet a belief in oneself and a capacity to persevere through uncertainty and setbacks.