Social Support and Community Participation

Capital Health Network - Next Step

Service Name 
Capital Health Network - Next Step

Capital Health Network (CHN), through the ACT PHN Program, operate a stepped-care approach to mental health services to the ACT while working in partnership with the mental health services sector.

Their service include:

  • Stepped care – Next Step
  • Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Suicide prevention
  • Child and youth specific services
  • Services for people with severe and complex needs
  • Services for underserviced groups
  • Psychosocial supports

Please visit the website for more information and contact information for each service.

SocialInclusion
Social Support
StressManagement
Stress Management
StressManagement

This is a free service

S.H.O.U.T. (Self-Help Organisations United Together)

Service Name 
S.H.O.U.T. (Self-Help Organisations United Together)

S.H.O.U.T. (Self-Help Organisations United Together) provides a first point of contact for people looking for self-help/support groups for a disability or health condition. They offer resources, information and referral centre for both self-help organisations and the public.

Please visit the website or contact S.H.O.U.T. on (02) 6290 1984 and admin [at] shout.org.au for more information.

SocialInclusion
Social Support
SocialInclusion

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Location

SHOUT Inc. Building 1, Pearce Community Centre, Collett PLACE, PEARCE 2607
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Volunteering and Contact ACT

Service Name 
Volunteering and Contact ACT

Volunteering and Contact ACT (VCA) provide accessible, comprehensive and up to date information and referral services to individuals, organisations and Government. VCA can assist people in finding the services and programs they need, including information about housing, child or aged care and disability services.

Please visit the website or contact VCA on (02) 6251 4060 and info [at] vc-act.org.au for more information.

HealthEducation
Health Information
Generic

This is a free service

Location

Griffin Centre, 20 Genge STREET, CITY 2601
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Vision Australia

Service Name 
Vision Australia

Vision Australia work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life. Their services include:

  • Expert advice and support to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme and My Aged Care
  • Home safety and skills for independent living
  • Falls prevention
  • Technology for communication and mobility
  • Computer training
  • Peer support
  • Social clubs
  • Children’s services to assist in education and development

Please visit the website or contact Vision Australia on 1300 84 74 66 and info [at] visionaustralia.org for more information.

HealthEducation
Health Education
SocialInclusion
Social Inclusion
SocialInclusion

Fees may apply, please contact service for more information

Location

Suite 1A – 3 Sydney AVENUE, BARTON 2600
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Palliative Care ACT

Service Name 
Palliative Care ACT

Palliative Care ACT offers a range of services in and around ACT, including in hospitals, residential care facilities or in the homes or preferred environments of individuals.

Their services include:

  • A life story program
  • A bereavement program
  • A directory of all palliative care service in ACT
  • Education about palliative care for professional and community members

Please visit the website or contact Palliative Care ACT on (02) 6255 5771 and office [at] pallcareact.org.au for more information. 

SocialInclusion
Social Support
Generic

This is a free service

Location

5 Flemington ROAD, LYNEHAM 2602
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Open Arts Creative Therapies

Service Name 
Open Arts Creative Therapies

Open Arts Creative Therapies is the mobile practice of registered art therapist Su Hanfling. She works in partnership with individuals, families and groups in ACT and Southern NSW, and online from anywhere in Australia.

Please contact Open Arts Creative Therapies on 0434 606 944 and suhanfling [at] oact.com.au for more information.

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SocialInclusion
Social Support
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Multiple Sclerosis Australia

Service Name 
Multiple Sclerosis Australia

Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA) offer a suite of services and support to help minimise the impact of living with multiple sclerosis, while the search for a cure continues. This includes support in referral advice and information, everyday tips and tricks, education, emotional support, wellbeing support, symptom management, opportunities to connect with others, employment support, living arrangement support, individual assessment and NDIS and My Aged Care support.

Please visit the website or contact MSA on 1800 042 138 and msconnect [at] ms.org.au for more information.

HealthEducation
Health Education
Generic
Chronic Illness
Generic

This is a free service

Location

Gloria McKerrow House, 117 Denison STREET, DEAKIN 2600
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Mental Illness Education ACT

Service Name 
Mental Illness Education ACT

Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) are a recovery driven organisation which embraces lived experience to provide mental health education awareness programs in schools and the community to address stigma, increase knowledge and promote help seeking.

Their programs include:

  • Trauma Awareness (Adult)
  • Mental Health 101 (Youth and Adult)
  • Stress Better (Youth and Adult)
  • No Labels (Youth)
  • Any Body’s Cool (Youth)
  • Mind Pilots
  • PTSD Awareness (Adult)
  • DoNOHarm (Adult)

Please visit the website or contact MIEACT on (02) 6257 1195 and admin [at] mieact.org.au for more information.

StressManagement
Stress Management
HealthEducation
Health Education
HealthEducation

Fees apply, please contact service for more information

Location

Level 1, Room 10, The Griffin Centre, 20 Genge STREET, CITY 2601
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Mental Health Foundation ACT

Service Name 
Mental Health Foundation ACT

The Mental Health Foundation ACT (MHFACT) provide support services to individuals with mental health issues in the ACT. Their services include:

  • Residential respite care for consumers and carers
  • Outreach support programs
  • Personal helpers and mentors’ program (PHaMs)
  • Short and medium term Supported Accommodation and Rehabilitation Program (SARP)
  • Skills for life
  • Policy analysis and advocacy to governments on mental health

Please visit the website or contact MHFACT on (02) 6282 6604 and info [at] mhf.org.au for more information.

StressManagement
Stress Management
StressManagement

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Location

11 / 70 MacLaurin CRESCENT, CHIFLEY 2606
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Menslink

Service Name 
Menslink

Menslink works to support young men in Canberra through free counselling, volunteer mentoring and education programs.

Their services include:

  • Menslink's Youth Mentoring Program, where men who've survived their entry into the adult world provide support for young blokes
  • Youth Counselling, which provides a safe place for young men to explore options to solve challenges that may have arisen at school, at home, with friends, their health, their money situation or even their spirituality
  • Menslink in Schools, a program where Menslink come out to schools across Canberra, Queanbeyan and Yass to talk to young guys of all ages about the hassles of life
  • Menslink in Organisations, a program where Menslink comes out to talk about young men’s issues, mental health, suicide prevention, volunteering or about Menslink itself

Please visit the website or contact Menslink on (02) 6287 2226 and info [at] menslink.org.au for more information.

SocialInclusion
Social Support
StressManagement
Stress Management
SocialInclusion

This is a free service

Location

Unit 27, Grant Cameron Centre, 27 Mulley STREET, HOLDER 2611
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

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