(Presenting in Melbourne)
Megan Mills is the Program Director for Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT). She has eleven years’ experience in managing programs across disability, mental health, drug and alcohol services, aged care and culturally & linguistic diverse people. Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and is passionate about the use of education as a tool for change.
Empowering Australia’s secondary students to sustain their own mental health and wellbeing through education programs.
Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) is the primary local mental health and well-being education provider for workplaces, community groups and secondary schools across the Canberra region and surrounding areas. Since 1993, MIEACT has delivered evidence-informed programs, partnered with lived experience stories that increase mental health literacy, promote early intervention, reduce stigma and emphasise recovery.
MIEACT has identified that as schools strive to develop an environment that is inclusive, supportive and safe for its learners they require programs that enrich the development of the whole person in all aspects of learning. The development of mental health and wellbeing is vital for the social, emotional, physical and academic growth of a person. As a result of this MIEACT offers a suite of evidence-informed and co-designed learning experiences for young people.