Mental health rehabilitation

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Mental health rehabilitation

The new University of Canberra Hospital will support people experiencing mental illness to live successfully in the ACT community, with more individualised care, tailored to individual needs.

The University of Canberra Hospital’s adult mental health services will have a greater emphasis on rehabilitation, delivering individualised recovery-based care and rehabilitation programs.

With mental health services delivered alongside general health services, people’s health and wellbeing will be central to their care.

The hospital has been designed with comfort in mind. People accessing mental health services at the new hospital will benefit from homely comforts and beautiful outdoor spaces and views that Canberra is renowned for.



  • Overnight adult mental health rehabilitation
  • Day program adult mental health rehabilitation—providing access to care and support during the day and allowing people to return home to their families and local community at night
  • Neuropsychology programs
  • Clinical psychology
  • Art and creative therapy
  • Psychosocial group therapy
  • Social work clinics
  • Healthy lifestyle and living skills programs, including social skills training, cooking, medication self-management, and job readiness skills
  • Physical therapies, including sensory and exercise programs
  • Medication and medical interventions.

The University of Canberra Hospital provides mental health rehabilitation and day services. The hospital does not provide emergency, acute or secure mental health care.