Useful contacts for mental health carers

This page contains a list of contacts for mental health services, alcohol and other drugs services, advocacy and carer supports. For further information on mental health services in the ACT, please see the module on Navigating the System.

You can download a copy of these contacts as an information card. If you are a service provider who would like to print your own copies, please contact Mental Health Carers Voice at

Crisis Contacts

  • Immediate access to ACT mental health services for people in Crisis: Access Mental Health 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1800 629 354 Free call (except from mobile and public phones) or 6205 1065
  • ACT Police 000 or 131 444.
  • ACT Ambulance Service 000.

Someone to Talk to

Inpatient Unit and Hospital Contacts

For more information about Inpatient services from Canberra Health Services, go to the ACT Health Website

Support, advice and referral for alcohol and drug issues and for families and friends of people using drugs

Community Mental Health Teams

For more information about Community Mental Health Services, go to the ACT Health Website

Support and/or linkage with other services

Specialised areas of Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services

To find out more about these services, go to the ACT Health Website

  • Mental Health Service for people with an intellectual disability: 5124 1144
  • Eating Disorders Program for people with eating disorders: 5124 1235
  • Forensic Mental Health for people with mental health issues and current/past criminal matters: 5124 1813
  • Perinatal Mental Health Consultation Service for women with mental health issues during the preconception, antenatal and postnatal periods: 5124 3133