ACT Mental Health Consumer Network
The ACT Mental Health Consumer Network is a consumer-led peak organisation representing the interests of mental health consumers in the ACT in policy and decision-making forums. The Network is committed to social justice and the inclusion of people with experience of mental illness.
Phone: (02) 6230 5796
Fax: (02) 6230 5790
Street Address: Griffin Centre Level 2, Room 11, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City, ACT 2601
ANU Psychology Clinic
A research, training and treatment centre offering specialised psychological services to the community.
Hours: 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri, after hours by appointments
Service fees apply. Referral Required. Health care professional
Phone: 6125 0412 Fax: 6125 9656
Street Address: Psychology Bldg, Gr Fl, ANU, Cnr Daley and Science Rds, Acton 2601
Canberra Queanbeyan Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group Inc
Aims and objectives are to create community awareness of ADD through various mediums. Meet 1st Sunday of each month at Shout Offices, Pearce Centre, from 2pm to 5pm. Membership fees apply.
Hours: 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri
Phone: 6290 1984 Fax: 6286 4475
Pearce Community Centre, Bldg 1, Collett Pl, Pearce 2607
Compassionate Friends ACT and Queanbeyan
The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organisation that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.
Hours: Meets 1st Tues of the month 7.30pm , phone for details
Phone: 6286 6134 Fax: 6286 6134
Grant Cameron Community Centre, 27 Mulley St, Holder 2611
Provides a range of non-employment services to people with disabilities including accommodation support, professional and therapy services, respite and recreation services and advice and referral. The programs primarily support people with intellectual disabilities, but people with a mental illness are eligible to apply for services and will be considered in the normal intake procedure on the basis of relative need. A significant number of clients have some degree of mental illness in addition to their other disabilities.
Early Parenting Counselling
The Early Parenting Counselling services provides support and advice to help you better manage and overcome challenges that you may face in the early stages of family life.
This service is available to ACT parents and caregivers of children aged 0 to 5 years, as well as pregnant women and their partners.
For more information, visit the Canberra Health Services website.
GROW is a community mental health movement, a voluntary association of people who earnestly desire to change, and are helping one another to grow to personal maturity. GROW has regular meetings and members keep in touch through friendly phone calls and visits when requested.
Phone (02): 6295 7791
Street Address: 9 Anembo Street, Narrabundah ACT 2604
Provides a free, anonymous, confidential 24 hour phone service for people under stress, in crisis, or with any problem.
Hours: Lifeline: 24 hours 7 days, Office: 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri.
Phone: 131 114 Fax: 6257 4290 TTY 03 96639030
Street Address: Baillieu House, 71 Northbourne Ave, Canberra 2601
Mental Health Community Coalition of the ACT
The Mental Health Community Coalition of the ACT are the peak body representing the community managed mental health sector in the ACT. Their aim is to foster the capacity of the sector to deliver quality, sustainable, recovery-oriented services to support people with mental health issues and their carers.
Phone: (02) 6249 7756
Mental Illness Education ACT
What makes MIEACT unique is that it provides audiences with the opportunity to connect and interact with volunteers who share their personal stories of living and surviving with mental illness, live to their audience. Such face-to-face workshopping and interaction is a proven and powerful stigma-reduction model.
Phone: (02) 6257 1195
Fax: (02) 6162 1741
Street Address: The Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Civic (Canberra City), on Level 1
Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria
Provides information and support for people experiencing mental health issues, their families and friends. Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria offers a Vocational Rehabilitation Program for people living with a mental Illness.
Phone: (02) 6246 7100
Fax: (02) 6205 1293
Postal Address: PO Box 6216, O’Connor ACT 2602
Street Address: 41B David Street, O’Connor ACT 2602
Mental Health First Aid
This course covers helping people in mental health crisis situations or the early stages of developing a mental health problem. Participants learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help, and what sort of help has been shown to be effective. This course is a 12-hour course developed in 2000 by Betty Kitchener and Professor Tony Jorm with the aim to improve the mental health literacy of members of the Australian community. It is now auspiced by ORYGEN Research Centre at the University of Melbourne's Department of Psychiatry
Participants receive a course manual and also a certificate at the completion of the course. Those who have completed the course have been very positive about the knowledge and skills they have acquired.
Cost & Location of Courses
The course can be conducted wherever an instructor can travel or your local instructor can inform you of their individual fees. Find the contact details of an instructor in your area.
For more information visit www.mhfa.com.au
Mental Health Foundation ACT
Phone: (02) 6282 6658
Nexus Human Services
To lead the promotion of social change in the disability and mental health space by providing high performance, quality and diverse services to clients and all our stakeholders.
Phone: (02) 6247 3611
Fax: (02) 6247 3640
Street Address: 24 Mort Street Braddon ACT 2612
Post and Ante Natal Depression Support and Information Inc (PANDSI)
Provides support groups, education and information for families who are experiencing Antenatal Depression (AND), Postnatal Depression (PND) or Anxiety. Referrals to other community-based organisations and health professionals within the ACT are also provided. Support groups include Day Support Group, PUMP combining one hour of fitness with one hour of facilitated group support and Yoga Evening Support group combining an hour of facilitated group support followed by one hour of yoga. PANDSI also offers a telephone support service for those who may be isolated or in full time employment and unable to attend groups as well as one-on-one support sessions by appointment. PANDSI also has a playgroup.
Phone: 6288 1936
Street Address: 6 Minns Place, Weston ACT 2611
Salvation Army Community Services
Provides crisis assistance and emergency relief through counselling, referral, family mediation, emotional support, food vouchers, furniture, clothing and emergency financial assistance (paid by cheque)
Service by appointment only.
Eligibility: ACT residents only
Referral: Proof of income and expenditure required
Hours: 9.30am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 4.30pm Mon to Fri
Phone: 6247 3635 Fax: 6257 2791
Street Address: 4 Hawdon Pl, Dickson 2602
St Vincent de Paul Society
Visits and assists those in need in their own homes. Assistance ranges from friendship to moral/material support. Established network of centres that provide free clothing, furniture and other household items to families and people in need.
Hours: Office Hours: 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri
Phone: 6282 2722 Fax: 6281 4743
Street Address: 17-19 Colbee Crt, Phillip 2606
Regional Centres: Belconnen, Curtin, Dickson, Narrabundah, Mitchell, Phillip, Tuggeranong and Queanbeyan.
Transition To Recovery
The Transition to Recovery program (TRec) is an intensive community outreach mental health program that aims to assist people to transition to the community following an acute episode of mental illness and to prevent relapse.
TRec aims to maximise your potential for recovery and independence following an admission to hospital. The program also provides support in your community to reduce the likelihood of admission to hospital. TRec is an ACT and Australian Government funded program.
Phone: (02) 6234 6839
Fax: (02) 6285 1322
A facility based (5 beds) sub –acute Adult 24 hour step up/down supported accommodation & outreach program; A facility based (6 beds) sub –acute Young Persons 24 hour step up/down supported accommodation & outreach program (18 –25 year old) and;
An outreach based adult “sub-acute” 12 hours daily, 7days/week intensive outreach support service which targets forensic consumer (DECO) and a short to medium term “respite type” crisis accommodation (8 beds) for womensuffering from mental illness .
Callam Offices, Section A, level 1, 50 Easty St
Phillip ACT 2606 (02) 6246 7100
YMCA RAID program
Recreational Activities for people with Intellectual Disabilities (RAID) program which includes people with a mental illness.
Phone: 02 6232 4285