Mental Health Services by appointment

If you are in crisis or need immediate support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

The following organisations provide face to face and online mental health support programs and counselling services by appointment:


Wellways runs Step Up, Step Down recovery-focused residential programs for both adults and youths. The programs run in highly supportive environments that aim to prevent relapse and assist people in recovery from an acute episode of mental illness.

Phone 1300 111 400


Narrabundah based Marymead runs the New Horizons program for young people aged up to 18 years who are experiencing or are at risk of mental ill-health. New Horizons aims to increase capacity, coping strategies, improve wellbeing and work towards identified goals. Counsellors provide support to improve relationships and help reconnect young people with their families, friends or the community.

Phone 1800 427 920

Flourish Australia

Flourish offers specialised psychosocial and mental health support for people who are eligible for the NDIS and is able to connect people with mental ill-health to community supports including day to day needs, employment, further education and training, housing services. Flourish also provides mentoring services, information and hosts online discussion forums.

Phone 1300 779 270 for general enquiries or 1300 356 874 for NDIS enquiries


OzHelp focuses on the physical, mental, social and emotional health of employees. Their approach incorporates training and education programs, workplace health screening, support and counselling.

Phone 1300 694 357


eHeadspace provides free online support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. You can connect one on one with a clinician, or take part in a group chat led by a headspace professional.

Phone 1800 650 890


Braddon based Headspace Canberra is a free confidential service where 12 to 25 years old can access mental health professionals. They offer a range of supports for young people worried about drug and alcohol use, mental, physical or sexual wellbeing.

Phone 5109 9700

Wellways Detention Exit Community Outreach Program

The Detention Exit Community Outreach program supports people with a diagnosed mental illness who are exiting detention. Workers provide participants with intensive case management and psychosocial support for up to 18 months, helping them manage their mental health, build or rebuild relationships with friends and family, and find employment.

Phone 1300 111 400

The Way Back Support Service

The Way Back Support Service supports people in the first three months following a suicide attempt. The service will help you follow your hospital discharge and safety plan and connect you to services that can help you in your journey to recovery.

Phone 1800 929 222

Perinatal Wellbeing Centre

The Perinatal Wellbeing Centre offers free support for women experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety. Support is offered through either individual weekly, fortnightly or monthly telephone support calls, or group support sessions. Information sessions are also available for partners. All programs are led by perinatal mental health workers. The Centre can offer free childcare whilst you attend support sessions.

Phone 6288 1936

ACT Recovery College

The ACT Recovery College offers free education courses on mental health, recovery and wellbeing to Canberrans aged 18 and over. The College aims to empower students to find and develop their own social, emotional and practical resources which promote wellbeing and recovery.