Barnardos 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.
Phone: (02) 6241 5466
Fax: (02) 6241 4560
Street Address: 2 Atherton St DOWNER ACT 2602
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - STEPS
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) STEPS Program is a sub-acute residential facility for young people (aged 13- 18 years) who are experiencing moderate to severe mental illness without requiring admission to an inpatient hospital unit. Young people are able to stay at the facility for up to 12 weeks to assist in their recovery.
Street address: 350 Antill Street, Watson, ACT 2602
Phone: (02) 6262 3453
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 include psychologist sessions and an Outreach Program. Nursing, Social Work and Psychiatry services are in the day stay clinic.
Who can use this service?
As a tertiary service integrated into the ACT Health primary health care Child Youth & Women's Health Program, all referrals must meet the referral criteria and are received through the ACT Health Central Health Intake Service
Phone: (02) 6205 2333 (24 hours)
Fax: (02) 6205 2344
Street address: 129 Carruthers Street, Curtin, ACT 2605
For more information, please visit the QEII website