Here at the Network, we do systemic advocacy to work towards improving mental health services and programs so that they work for all people when they need them. The main way we achieve this is through training and supporting consumers to become Consumer Representatives who bring the broader consumer voice to government and the community to achieve change.
The Network does not operate as a clinical or crisis mental health support service and does not provide:
- Individual advocacy;
- Mental health treatment and care; or
- Counselling services for mental health consumers.
If you are in need of one or more of these services, we have compiled a list of organisations and services that can or may be able to assist you.
For community organisations that provide any of the below services but are not listed, please get in touch with us and provide your details for inclusion.
We unfortunately cannot list all providers; however, there are links below to online search engines for mental health support providers from endorsed governing bodies and other reputable sources.
Phone: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service
Phone: 1300 659 467
Speciality Phone Counselling Support
Phone: 1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT)
Phone: 1300 224 636
Phone: 1300 789 978
Phone: (02) 6287 2226
Phone: 1800 551 800
Phone: (02) 6287 3833
National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service
Phone: 1300 364 277
Legal Aid ACT
Phone:(02) 6243 3411
Canberra Community Law – including the Mental Health Justice Clinic (formerly Welfare Rights and Legal Centre)
Phone: 02 6218 7900,
Women’s Legal Centre
Community Mental Health Teams
For all regional mental health teams e.g. City Mental Health, Belconnen Mental Health etc., PACER, HAART (formerly CATT) and all other mental health services provided by the ACT Government, please contact Access Mental Health.
Access Mental Health
Phone: 1800 629 354 – Available 24 hours, 7 days per week, for people who have concerns about their own or someone else’s mental health.
Online Search Engines
Below are some online search engines you can use to search for a specific mental health support provider that you think would be right for your needs. These sites offer options to help you narrow down the right provider.
Australian Psychological Society https://psychology.org.au/
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists/Your Health in Mind https://www.yourhealthinmind.org/find-a-psychiatrist