See this listing of inpatient, outpatient & other accommodation for mental health clients.

Accommodation for mental health clients

Canberra Hospital

The Adult Mental Health Unit at the Canberra Hospital has 35 designated beds.

Tel: (02) 6244 3210
Fax: (02) 6244 4623
Adult Mental Health Unit (Building 25)
Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive, Garran.

Calvary Hospital

A 20 bed unit provides acute and sub-acute care services for people with a mental illness. Calvary Hospital also provides a range of inpatient, assessment, hospital consultation and outpatient services.

Calvary Hospital Psychiatric Unit (Ward 2N)
Tel: (02) 6201 6320
Fax: (02) 6201 6011
Ward 2n, Calvary Hospital
Corner Belconnen Way and Haydon Drive, BRUCE ACT 2617

Older Persons Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Provides inpatient services for up to 20 people aged 65 years and over.

Calvary hosital , Keaney Building
Haydon Drive, Bruce ACT 2617

Phone: (02) 6264 7000
Fax:     (02) 6264 7001

Hyson Green

Private medical unit that provides inpatient and day patient services. Runs programs for overcoming depression, managing anxiety, relapse prevention, eating disorders, post natal depression and post traumatic stress disorders. Fees apply.

Phone: (02) 6201 6000
Calvary Hospital, Haydon Dr, Bruce 2617

Brian Hennessy Rehabilitation Centre

Provides supported accommodation for up to 20 people with varying mental health needs as well as rehabilitation, extended care, respite care and subacute facilities for residents.

Phone: 6205 1222
Fax: 6251 7006
Haydon Drive, Bruce

Secure Extended Care unit

On the grounds of Brian Hennessy Rehabilitation Centre there is an appropriate secure indoor and outdoor facility with 10 beds so that consumers can be catered for in small groups according to their particular needs. Consumers are able to circulate freely within the area with unobtrusive environmental boundaries but with appropriate safety provisions.

Phone (02) 6251 6133
Fax     (02) 6251 7006
Address: Haydon Drive, Bruce

Other Supported Accommodation in the Community

Queen Elizabeth II Family Centre

QEII provides post-natal care of mothers and babies needing medical care or help with feeding and management including parenting education and post-natal support group with 24 hour telephone support.

QEII Residential Care Unit provides inpatient care which is treated according to the level of need. Non-inpatient services incude psychologist sessions and an Outreach Program. Nursing, Social Work and Psychiatry services are in the day stay clinic.

129 Carruthers Street, Curtin, ACT 2605
Phone (02) 6205 2333 (24 hours)
Fax (02) 6205 2344

Richmond Fellowship

Accommodation and support to 10 people with a mental illness with the aims of encouraging people to live independently of the service within 18 months at which stage they will be required to leave the accommodation.

Accommodation for an additional 10 mentally ill people in need of long-term support. Clients are case managed and regularly reviewed for their ability to move towards independent living. Clients who no longer require support are able to stay in the accommodation provided.

Support with everyday living, where clinical support is provided by Mental Health ACT.

Phone (02) 6248 6118
Fax (02) 62477691


Provides accommodation for women with or without children who are experiencing crisis and has a specific program for women who suffer past or present mental illness. Clients at Inanna usually stay for a maximum of 3 months although this can be extended if other accommodation options are not available.

Phone (02) 6295 3323
Fax (02) 6295 0602

Can provide accommodation and support for ten people with a mental illness with medium to high support needs. Centacare mostly provides long-term residential support although transitional support is available. Clients have access to support workers during the day and out of hours on call support in a crisis. Whilst Mental Health ACT provide clinical support, the emphasis is on assisting clients to live independently in the accommodation.

Phone (02) 6257 5923
Fax (02) 6249 6886


Provide respite care for children with a mental illness or children whose parents have a mental illness.

Barnardos Childrens Family Centre in Canberra has been operating for over 35 years and offers family support, substitute care and supported accommodation services for disadvantaged children, adolescents and their families in the ACT and surrounding areas.

Barnardos Childrens Family Centre ACT

2 Atherton St DOWNER ACT 2602
Phone (02) 6241 5466
Fax (02) 6241 4560

Mental Health Foundation ACT Inc

Runs the Friendship House Project providing accommodation for seven people plus respite care for people with a mental illness, supports people in Friendship House and in their own accommodation and also runs Warren I’Anson Respite House.

Phone:(02) 6282 6658
Fax: (02) 6282 6674

Havelock Housing Association

Provides affordable long term housing for low income earners on tenant participation basis. Long term accommodation is also available. Fees vary.

Hours: 9am to 5pm Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri; 9am to 12.30pm Tues
Phone: (02) 6257 2277

Fax: (02) 6248 0865
85 Northbourne Ave, Turner

Monaro Crisis Accommodation Service Inc

A generalist SAAP service who do not normally accept referrals with mental health issues, although they will accept clients with case managed mental health issues. Offers short term supported accommodation, information, advocacy and referrals to people in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault etc. Cooma-Monaro region. A generalist SAAP service who do not normally accept referrals with mental health issues, although they will accept clients with case managed mental health issues. Individuals over 16 years, not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. No violence policy. Minimal board charged, fees are negotiable.

Hours: Office: 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri
Phone: (02) 6452 6174

Fax: (02) 6452 5867

Outreach House

Medium to long term residential program for young people (aged thirteen to seventeen years) who have psychological or behavioural disturbances and are currently unable to live at home.

Mon to Fri 3pm to 9.30am Sat and Sun 24 hours
Phone: (02) 6285 1663

Fax: (02) 6247 7691