• David Bromhead just donated $52
  • Brant just donated $104
  • Claire Forster just donated $104
  • Anthony O'Hara just donated $25
  • Anonymous just donated $52

Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT)

Since 1993, MIEACT has been the leading local provider of evidence-informed programs, partnered with lived experience stories, increasing mental health literacy, promoting early intervention and addressing stigma to empower people to seek help early, should they need it.

What makes MIEACT unique is that we bring small audiences into direct positive contact with our Volunteer Educators who share their stories of living with a mental illness. Such face-to-face contact is a proven, powerful stigma reduction model, importantly guided by a safe and non-triggering DoNOHarm framework (c) for both story-teller and viewer. This is further partnered with qualified trainers and educational content mapped to The Australian Curriculum.

Our range of evidence-based programs are tailored for school age students, community groups and workplaces.

On March 9, join us in raising our hands for Canberra!

Be part of the 2nd annual Hands Up for Canberra Giving Day and help us turn this into an annual giving tradition for every Canberran!

March 9th, the day after Canberra Day, will be a historic day for everyone in our community to GIVE BIG - join in on the fun(draising) and support us through the Hands up for Canberra Giving Day! Plus, every $1 you donate will become $2 with our generous matched funding matching dollar-for-dollar until we reach $10,000.

We'll have just 48 hours to raise $10,000! Come on Canberra, together we can do this!


The Hands Up for Canberra Giving Day is proudly supported by:

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal


David Bromhead



Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotle


Claire Forster


Anthony O'hara

Try hugging a Sloth to reduce anxiety.



Love MIEACT’s work. Hope this helps reach another kid.

Follow us