ACTO needs you!

Get Involved!

ACTO is growing and we would like your involvement to help our aim in promoting all that is best in online therapy.

The relationship with our members is two way and we are keen to facilitate member engagement knowing that we have to be responsive as an organisation to your feedback, but also knowing that ACTO has a great resource in its 500+ membership.

There are so many opportunities to get involved, so whatever your interest might be, we will welcome you or your suggestions.

ACTO is a not-for-profit organisation, and all Board Members are volunteers who donate time and skills to work towards ACTO’s aims, to maintain standards and provide a hub for therapists and information for the public.

The Board want to attract new applications from members who have experience or skills to offer. You may want to bring your experience in the therapy world, or feel you have specific skills/experience to bring for example in education, training, management, finance, committee work, and so on. The Board meet monthly for two hours and there is likely to be a further time commitment required if you have a specific role, or even ‘without portfolio’ board members often contribute to workstreams depending on what projects are underway. Recently a lot of work was done behind the scenes getting the first ACTO Conference off the ground, and development of the website has also needed ‘hands on’.

If you are interest to find out more, please email office@acto-org.uk for an initial conversation and information.

There are important work streams that need your involvement.

Children and Young Persons Network – led by Rachel Klug. The CYP Network was successfully launched at the ACTO conference. To express an interest or for further information please contact cyp@acto-org.uk.

Research & Development – led by Clemmie Jacques. This is a vital area of interest for all therapists so if you would like to be involved, please contact rd@acto-org.uk.

International – led by Katrina Healey-Davis. Please contact international@acto-org.uk.

Member Engagement – led by Cal Nield. ACTO aims to engage positively with members on social media and promote a positive culture that is representative of its core relational values of collaboration and mirrors the best of the diverse welcoming nature of the online environment. If you would like discuss how you would like to support this aim please contact Cal Nield please cal.nield@acto-org.uk

ACTO would encourage member to suggest ideas for Special Interest Groups that could potentially feedback into the work of the Board.

Creative and informative content is always welcomed on the new website. If you have an idea for a blog that you would like to discuss, or if you would like to donate some time to help keep the website updated and support Mieke in this, even on an ad hoc basis, please contact webmaster@acto-org.uk.

There is guidance on writing blogs on the website. View here.