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 RED FLAG CANBERRA

Mental Health Action

Red Flag Canberra  asserts the right of ACT residents to better mental health care.  We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.

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RED FLAG CANBERRA AT A GLANCE

A Bit of Background

Red Flag Canberra is the voice of mental health consumers and carers asserting their
human right to access empathic, high quality mental healthcare.

Our vision is that people are empowered when seeking mental health care rather than being
ignored or marginalised. To seek help is an act of strength – we envision that a request for
help will be met with a profound response.

Red Flag Canberra is about empowering people to seek help within a healthcare system that
views the preservance of dignity as a priority.

 

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James

 

ACTIVITIES

Making A Difference

 

OUR MISSION TO CREATE “SAFE HARBOUR”

Red Flag Canberra is working to develop peer-run crisis support for people experiencing
mental distress. The aim is to provide an immediate response. . We want to develop a non-medical, non-diagnostic approach to people in crisis
outside of a clinical environment.
We aim to provide compassionate, person centred support. Our peer-led ethos means that
everyone who works and volunteers at Safe Harbour has had their own experiences of
mental health issues.

At Red Flag Canberra, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Food Donation Drop-Off is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

RED FLAG MONTHLY PUBLIC FORUMS

JUNE 2019

DOES THE ACT NEED A MEN'S HEALTH CHARTER?

Men's health frameworks/charters exist nationally and in other states but not in the ACT.

This forum, focussing on a major men's health issue, mental health, will bring interested parties including ACT Minister for Mental Health, Greens MLA, Shane Rattenbury to discuss whether there is a need to frame a charter around men's health in the ACT.

Wednesday 12th June 6pm - 730pm
Eastlake Gungahlin Clun Hibberd St Gungahlin Free event but ticketed so get in erly

LOBBYING

Approaching ACT government with the concerns of ACT mental health consumers and carers and championing the cause of peer support on all levels of mental health services

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Homeless Outreach is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

PEER WORKFORCE IN THE ACT

Red Flag Canberra is committed to the development of a strong identified peer workforce in the ACT. At this stage the ACT is lagging behind the states in terms of developing a strong identified peer work force. Self-identification of workers with lived experience helps to breakdown stigma. We also need a greater presence of peer workers in community settings, not just in a very narrow role in hospital settings.

At Red Flag Canberra, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Food Donation Drop-Off is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

SAFE HARBOUR SUPPORT GROUP

The Safe Harbour Support group is open for any one with lived experience to be involved in a peer supported group.

 We aim to provide person-centered support

Next Meeting TBA

At Red Flag Canberra, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Food Donation Drop-Off is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

RED FLAG SOCIAL MEDIA

Red Flag Blog posts from  the desk of convener, Jane Grace, on topics relevant to mental health issues in the ACT, lived experience and peer support. Subscribe to web page to keep up to date

Follow Red Flag Twitter. Comments on current topics in mental health 


@Canberraflag

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

CONTACT RED FLAG CANBERRA

Amaroo, ACT, 2914

Australia

123-456-7890

 
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