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Mental health and social support services

ACT Mental Health

There are a range of mental health services offered in the ACT. This includes emergency assistance, support groups, counselling services and treatment options for adults, children and teenagers suffering from a mental illness. Services are also offered to support to carers. For urgent support and assistance call 1800 629 354 Find out more about the services available in your area

Autism Identity and Awareness for Individuals

This online training course delivers life skills for teenagers and young adults living with autism. It can help you to build confidence and self-awareness. Find out more about this training course

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides information, resources and support that can help you with your mental health. You can get immediate support over the phone, face-to-face support, online chat, forums, coaching and email newsletters. Call 1300  224  636 You can also visit the Beyond Blue website

Counselling and Support

If you have experienced or witnessed violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation, you may need support. Find out more about Counselling and Support

Disability Royal Commission Counselling Services (Relationships Australia)

If you have been affected by the Disability Royal Commission, you may be able to access a free independent counselling services through Relationships Australia. Find out more about this service

Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS)

FMHSS aims to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people, and their families. Through FMHSS you can access early intervention support for children and young people who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing, mental illness. Find out more about FMHSS

Finding North Network

The Finding North Network offers a safe space for people with first-hand experience of mental health conditions to connect, learn and develop their own lived experience leadership as well as support others to do the same. Find out more about the Finding North Network


If you are grieving and want to talk with someone call 1300 845 745 You can also visit the Griefline website

Head to Health

A website funded by the Australian government that has a range of trusted digital services and resources to help with your mental health and wellbeing. Find out more about Head to Health


Headspace provide mental health support to 12-25 year olds. There are a range of supports which include face-to-face, telehealth, online and phone support service, vocational services and education programs. Find out more about headspaceFind out more about digital work and study

Kids Helpline

If you are 5 to 25 years old and you need help for any reason call 1800 55 1800 You can also visit the Kids Helpline website

Launchpad – leaving school and leading your own life

Autism Spectrum Australia has developed this resource to help young people with Autism and their families to live independently. See how Launchpad can help you


If you are in crisis, anxious or depressed and want to talk with someone call 13 11 14 You can also visit the Lifeline website

Mensline Australia

If you are a man in crisis, anxious or depressed and want to talk with someone call 1300 789 978 You can also visit the Mensline Australia website


Menslink supports young men and their families in the Canberra region through free counselling, volunteer mentoring and education programs. Find out more about how Menslink can help you

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia provides information resources on mental illness and psychosocial disability that may assist you. Find out more about MIFA


The Mind Life program provides resources and aims at reducing the stigma and improve community access for people and their carers who experience psychosocial disability. See what resources are available

National Online Afternoon Program

The I Can Network runs this program to give young autistic people a safe, peer-led space to build confidence and social connections in a safe environment. Visit the website to learn more about the program

On the Line Counselling and Helplines

On the Line is a professional social health organisation that delivers 25 outsourced phone and digital counselling solutions on behalf of our government and commercial funders. We specialise in supporting clients along the mental health continuum, from crisis support to low intensity. Visit On the Line or speak to a counsellor

Planet Puberty

Planet Puberty is an online resource to help parents and carers of children with intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder with navigating changes to their bodies, emotions and social interactions occurring during adolescence. Visit Planet Puberty

SSPA Mentorship Program

This program supports young short statured people to build resilience and deal with social issues at school, work and in the community. Find out more about the SSPA Mentorship program

Suicide Call Back Service

If you are in crisis, anxious or depressed and want to talk with someone call 1300 659 467 You can also visit the Suicide Call Back Service website

Veterans and Families Counselling

If you are a veteran in crisis, anxious or depressed and want to talk with someone call 1800 011 046 You can also visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website


Wellways has a range of mental health programs that you can access including support creating a home, securing a job and building relationships. Find out more about how Wellways can help you

NDIS supports

Local Area Coordinators (LACs)

If you are aged 7 and above, Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can link you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area. You can ask your LAC about the supports available in your community, even if you're not eligible for an NDIS support plan. Find out more about how a Local Area Coordinator may be able to assist you

Phone apps to help manage mental health

Black Dog Institute online tools and apps

Online tools and mobile apps for your mental health and wellbeing that you can access anywhere at no cost.

See if the Black Dog Institute has an app or tool that can help you

Support for Indigenous Australians

Health and Wellbeing

The National Indigenous Australians Agency provides information and resources on culturally-appropriate primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Find out more about health care for Indigenous Australians

Support for new migrants

Multilingual Information Access (MiAccess)

MiAccess is a website that brings together available translated information for people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, their carers and community. Visit Mi-Access for more information

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