Useful contacts

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.

Individual Advocacy

ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS)

Phone: 02 6242 5060



Advocacy for Inclusion

Phone: (02) 6257 4005 



Help Lines

Lifeline Canberra

Phone: 13 11 14


Suicide Call Back Service

Phone: 1300 659 467


Speciality Phone Counselling Support

Phone: 1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT) 


Beyond Blue

Phone: 1300 224 636


MensLine Australia

Phone: 1300 789 978


Menslink Australia

Phone: (02) 6287 2226


Kids Helpline

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

Phone: 6257 4377/1800 634 669 



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

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists/Your Health in Mind

Beyond Blue

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