The Pink Panther Movement is a voluntary, Australian, peer-to-peer activist group made up of people who either have personal experience of mental health problems or are sympathetic to those of who have.
Members typically are very unhappy with the current public mental health services, practices and laws and are actively working to do something about it.
This movement provides a means for our members to discuss and publicly voice about our concerns as well as to initiate actions to try to bring about change, free of interference from opposing interests who may try to suppress or otherwise stop us from doing so.
In particular we are strongly opposed to involuntary confinement and treatment which is steadily increasing and being imposed on people, including many young people, in often highly questionable circumstances. We believe the public is generally unaware of the extent of these practices.
We are also opposed to the dishonest, misleading information that is often provided by some mental health professionals, service providers and other vested interests.
We are a volunteer organisation that operates through the efforts of our members. We operate on a shoestring budget with small donations from our supporters. We do not accept money from governments or other large organisations, particularly those who have or may have vested interests and may try to influence our activities or policies.
Anybody from anywhere can visit this website read articles and members responses to them. They can also contact us through our contact page. Additional information as well as peer services and support is available to our members.
Membership of this movement is open to any Australian resident who shares and supports our mission and values.
Because of significantly different laws and other conditions it is impractical to try and offer the services and support that we try to provide for our Australian members on an international basis. We are happy however to network and form associateships with other like minded people or organisations.