About The ACDC Project
What is the ACDC Project?
The ACDC Project reaches out to householders in different communities across every state and territory of Australia and invite them to have a meaningful and respectful conversation about their mental health and wellbeing, as well as those of their families, friends, and the wider community.
People Connectors of the ACDC Project offer house holders information booklets and fridge magnets about relevant mental health support services available to them. Each community is provided with tailored information, that can also be in a significant community language to ensure accessibility and relevance to individuals. Where a householder asks for more information, or for support to be linked with a service, People Connectors can assist with this.
Finally, People Connectors invite householders to participate in the ACDC Project survey. This survey is designed to give householders the opportunity to anonymously share information about their experiences and challenges with mental health and wellbeing, and that of their families, friends, and the wider community. Householders are also asked for ideas about how mental health and wellbeing services in their area could be improved.
Proactive Outreach is done in such a way so that the householders’ rights and boundaries are respected, and they feel safe and comfortable.
A summary of the ACDC Project survey responses at each site are published in the Reports page on this website, and the final analysis of the survey responses nationally, along with recommendations for system change, will be published in 2023.
Thank you to the householders and People Connectors who participated in this video
- Bill Gye – CEO, Community Mental Health Australia
- James McKechnie – ACDC Project Manager
- Hunena Khan – ACDC Project Partnerships & Engagement Manager
- Julie Millard – Consultant and Trainer ACDC