People with a lived experience of mental illness are set to benefit from the ACT Recovery College trial which will offer free courses on mental health, recovery and life skills.
Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury said that the ACT Government will be investing almost $900, 000 to roll out the trial of the ACT Recovery College to support people with mental illness, their families and carers in their journey to recovery.
“The Recovery College is a person-centred initiative which will provide a doorway for people with a lived experience to enter mainstream education, increase their employment opportunities and lead a more integrated and meaningful life,” Minister Rattenbury said.
“This is a joint effort between the ACT Government, the community mental health sector and the adult education sector, which offers an educational model where people with lived experience partner with mental health professionals to better understand and manage their mental health conditions.
“Atleast 65 per cent of Canberrans with mental illness do not seek treatment until it becomes serious.