Mental Health – Winnunga Nimmityjah AHCS

Winnunga Nimmityjah delivers a comprehensive range of clinical services and programs which suit the needs of the local community.

Winnunga Nimmityjah’s Mental Health Services include:

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Counselling

Talk to your GP if you would like to see one of our mental health staff members.

For more information visit Mental Health - Winnunga Nimmityjah or call 02 6284 6222.

Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation (Gugan Gulwan)

Gugan Gulwan is an Aboriginal youth centre located in the ACT suburb of Wanniassa. It works with its clients through a range of programs that go well beyond the services provided by most youth centres.

They include a drug and alcohol/mental health program, a child, youth, family support program, and a reconnect program to support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Gugan Gulwan gives support to parents and the family unit, focusing on skills development for young people.

For more information visit Gugan Gulwan or call 02 6296 8900.

Mental health – Canberra Health Services

Mental health affects how we think, feel and act. If you or someone you know, is struggling with how they feel and are not able to think clearly or manage their emotions or stress levels, help and support is available.

Most people access mental health services through their general practitioner or primary care provider. However, some people who are seriously affected by their illness can contact or be referred to a specialist mental health service provided by Canberra Health Services.

Mental illness includes many disorders that can vary from mild to severe. If your mental illness affects your everyday life, Canberra Health Services offer a range of services to help you get the care and support you need.

For a life-threatening situation call triple 000.

For all other treatment and assistance call Access Mental Health on:

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For a complete range of mental health services visit Mental health – Canberra Health Services.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Information is available for:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Young People
  • Women
  • Men
  • Lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people
  • Older People
  • Multicultural people

For a life-threatening situation call triple 000. For more information visit Beyond Blue or call 1300 22 4636 (24 hours, seven days a week).

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Lifeline is committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope. Lifelines vision is for an Australia free of suicide.

For a life-threatening situation call triple 000. For more information visit Lifeline or call 13 11 14 (24 hours, seven days a week).

Dhulwa Mental Health Unit (Dhulwa)

People who have complex mental health needs now have access to specialist treatment and rehabilitation services, at Dhulwa.

Dhulwa provides 24-hour treatment and care for adults with complex mental health needs. The unit has 10 acute care beds and 15 rehabilitation beds and treats those who needs are not met at existing mental health facilities in the Canberra region.

Dhulwa provides mental health care for people who are, or are likely to become, involved with the criminal justice system. It offers a safe and structured environment for people who can’t be safely cared for in other environments and whose complex care needs are not met in the current system.
Only a small number of people need this care at any one time. A detailed multidisciplinary mental health assessment takes place before admission to Dhulwa to determine if you need our level of care.

For more information visit Dhulwa Mental Health Unit or call 13 22 81.

Mental Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer

The Mental Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer (ALO) provides consultation and liaison services to all other mental health teams, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, youth and adult medical services and other stakeholders as required.

ALO’s also assist in the delivery of services that are sensitive to the social and cultural beliefs, values and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers, the consumer's family, and their community in the ACT.

For more information call 02 6296 8900.

Relationships Australia (Canberra and Region) Dhunlung Yarra Service

The Dhunlung Yarra Service is a dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander therapeutic service staffed by Aboriginal professionals and provides a range of services including counselling and family dispute resolution.

For more information visit Relationships Australia or call 1300 364 277.

Page last updated on: 15 May 2020