Help for Adults

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Find Help for Adult People in Canberra

Emergency Ambulance 
Fee call: 000  24 Hours 7days

 

Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) 
Free call triage unit: 1800 551 800 
Or phone: (02) 6205 1065   24 hours a day 7 days a week
Free Service.  For more information: http://health.act.gov.au

 

Mental Health Assessment Unit
Phone (02) 6244 2222  (via the Canberra Hospital switch board)
24 hours a day 7days a week
Free Service  Access via Emergency Department Triage
(for general health check and treatment to stabilise condition before access to assessment unit)

 

Lifeline 
Free call: 13 11 14  24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Free Service  For more information:http://www.lifeline.org.au/

 

Suicide Call Back Service
Call anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call.  1300 659 467
Free Service  For more information: http://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

Emergency Service -Treat it seriously. Don’t wait to rate injury or self harm.

 

 

The CATT team provides assessment and treatment of mentally ill people in crisis situations in the ACT.

 

 

The Mental Health Assessment Unit,located within the Canberra HospitalEmergency Department, is a safe and comfortable facility for the provision of mental health assessment, crisis intervention and treatment services.

 

 

 

Suicide Prevention,  Crisis Support & Confidential  telephone counselling.

 

 

 

The Suicide Call Back Service provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide, 24 hours per day 7 days a week across Australia.

Have a conversation with someone about your mental health

Lifeline 
Free call: 13 11 14
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Free Service
For more information:
http://www.lifeline.org.au/

 

‘National Better Mental Health Plan’
Medicare rebated – bulk billed, low or no- cost counselling.
For more information visit:
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/mental-pub…

 

Every Man
Call: (02) 6230 6999
Free Service
Monday-Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
For more information and range of services:
http://www.everyman.org.au/contact-us/

 

INNANA
Call: (02) 6295 3323
Free Service
Monday-Friday, 9.30pm to 4.30pm
For more information and range of services:
http://inanna.org.au/

Suicide Prevention, Crisis Support.
Confidential telephone counselling.
Online counselling now available.

 

 

 

You can ask your GP to make a referral to see a counsellor under the National Better Mental Health Plan. This involves you and your GP discussing your medical history, lifestyle and social situation to better understand your situation.

 

 

 

You do not need a GP or other health professional to refer you into this service.
Counselling, support groups and information and referral.

 

 

 

 

Outreach is a free service providing short term support to women who are experiencing problems or distress which is affecting their mental health. We can visit you in your own home, a coffee shop, at Inanna…wherever is going to be safe and comfortable for us both.

Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT)
Call: (02) 6257 1195
Free Service
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.00pm
For more information:
Contact MIEACT

 

The Mental Health Foundation of the ACT
(MHF)
Call: (02) 6282 6658
Free Service
Monday to Friday, 10am to 5.00pm
For more information:
http://www.mhf.org.au/mhf/

MIEACT holds a small collection of books and DVDs about mental illness that are available for loan. Access to this service is free and located at:
Room 1.10, level One
The Griffin Centre
20 Genge Street
Civic ACT 2601

 

The Mental Health Foundation holds a large collection of books, DVDs and CDs about mental illness that are available for loan. Access to this service is free and located at:
11/70 MacLaurin Circuit
Chifley ACT 2606

Advocacy, legal help, self advocacy training, self support groups

Personal Helpers and Mentors Program
(PHAMs)
National Program -Free Service
Use the postcode service locator to find the PHAMs Service in your area:
http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/mentalhealth/progserv/PersonalHelpersMentorsProgra…

 

ACT Mental Health Consumer Network (ACTMHCN)
Call: (02) 6230 5796
Monday to Friday
For more information:
http://www.actmhcn.org.au/cms/index.php?page=home

 

Citizens Advice Bureau
Call: (02) 6248 7988
Monday to Friday
Search their database:
http://www.citizensadvice.org.au/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=34

 

Welfare Rights and Legal Centre, Canberra
Free Call: 1800 445 665
For more information:
Web Link:   www.welfarerightsact.org

 

A.C.T. Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS)
Call: (02) 6242 5060
Free Service
Monday to Friday
For more information:
http://www.adacas.org.au/

Suicide Prevention, Crisis Support.
Confidential telephone counselling.
Online counselling now available.

 

 

 

You can ask your GP to make a referral to see a counsellor under the National Better Mental Health Plan. This involves you and your GP discussing your medical history, lifestyle and social situation to better understand your situation.

 

 

 

You do not need a GP or other health professional to refer you into this service.
Counselling, support groups and information and referral.

 

 

 

 

Outreach is a free service providing short term support to women who are experiencing problems or distress which is affecting their mental health. We can visit you in your own home, a coffee shop, at Inanna…wherever is going to be safe and comfortable for us both.

Companion House
Call: (02) 6251 4550
Fax: (02) 6251 8550
Free Service
Monday to Friday

Email: info@companionhouse.org.au
Website: http://www.companionhouse.org.au

 

Transcultural Mental Health Centre

Call: 1800 648 911
Free Call

Website: www.tmhc.nsw.gov.au
For people in ACT and NSW region

Companion House works with people who are newly arrived and longer term settlers.  They work with adults, young people and children. Most of the people they work with are asylum seekers or from a refugee background. Companion House is a non-profit community based organisation.

 

 

 

Transcultural Mental Health Centre offers specialist advice and information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the ACT and NSW region.

Beacon
Free Online Service
A panel of health experts categorise, review and rate e-mental health websites. These ratings are provided to you along with the site link and access information.
To use beacon:
http://www.beacon.anu.edu.au/

 

Anxiety Online
Free online self help
or low cost therapist online assisted programs to treat anxiety problems.
To find out more or to access self help:
http://www.anxietyonline.org.au/

Companion House works with people who are newly arrived and longer term settlers.  They work with adults, young people and children. Most of the people they work with are asylum seekers or from a refugee background. Companion House is a non-profit community based organisation.

 

 

 

Transcultural Mental Health Centre offers specialist advice and information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the ACT and NSW region.