The ACT Mental Health Consumer Network is a systemic advocacy organisation comprising a territory-wide network of individuals with lived experience of mental illness (consumers). Systemic advocacy is the process of advocating for change in the systems that guide the delivery of mental health services in the ACT. The ACT Mental Health Consumer Network is an organisation that is run by consumers for consumers. Our aim is to bring about a higher standard of health care in the mental health sector through representation, lobbying and active involvement in new developments in the mental health sector. Our organisation is extremely committed to the rights of mental health consumers. We promote a respectful and accepting system that involves Consumers, Carers and Professionals listening and respecting one another in an active healthy relationship. We also promote the development of support structures for all these groups.