Older persons mental health

See the listing below of mental health services for older people in the ACT.

Community mental health services for older people

Older Persons Mental Health Service

Provides specialist mental health assessment and treatment services to people aged 65 and over who reside in the ACT and have a mental health problem. Support and assistance is also given to their carers and families. The service is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists.

Phone (02) 6205 1957
Fax    (02) 6205 1533
Calvary Hospital

Community Health aged day care

Aged Day Care provides programs and respite care for people with dementia at four centres - Belconnen, Tuggeranong.

Alzheimer’s Australia ACT

Alzheimer’s Australia ACT is a support and information service for people with dementia, carers, family members and others affected by a diagnosis of dementia. Alzheimer’s Australia ACT provides education and training for health professionals as well as information sessions for the public, counselling services and support groups for carers and people living with dementia.

National Dementia Helpline 24hrs/7days 1800 100 500
Alzheimer’s Australia ACT Office, Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
159 Maribyrnong Avenue, Kaleen
Email: ACT.Admin@alzheimers.org.au
Phone: (02) 6255 0499
Website: Alzheimer’s Australia ACT

Queanbeyan and District Dementia Respite Program

Co-ordinates regular and ongoing respite care for carers of people with dementia residing in Queanbeyan, Yass, Gunning, Crookwell and the Tallaganda and Yarrowlumla Shires. Visits homes to carry out assessments. Fees apply.

Hours: 9am - 5pm Mon to Thur
Phone: (02) 6298 0194 Fax: (02) 6298 0120
257 Crawford St (rear), Queanbeyan