Dunlop 15 March – 13 August, 2021
Our People Connectors are here to give you information about available mental and emotional health resources in your area.
Receiving a visit – what can you expect?
If you live in one of the areas mentioned above, you may receive a visit from one of our People Connectors. Our People Connectors are trained in linking members of the community with relevant support services.
Our team members may ask whether you or anyone in your household struggles with mental health issues, or suffers from poor emotional wellbeing. These questions are not meant to be invasive, but rather help us suggest services that may be beneficial to you. Approximately 75% of Australians with a mental illness do not receive adequate support. The goal of the ACDC project is to bring this number down by supplying people with helpful and relevant information.
Who to Contact for Help
Local Support Services
Head to Health
Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.
NDIS Local Area Coordination
The NDIS supports Australians with disability to make sure everyone has the support they need to enjoy an ordinary life.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation ACT provide support services to individuals with mental health issues in the ACT.
Multicultural HUB Canberra
Multicultural Hub Canberra support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers to access the resources they need to thrive in Canberra, and to feel connected to their community.
Woden Community Centre
(02) 6282 2644
WCS is committed to building stronger communities and creating connections for people who may not be well connected and are seeking purposeful and valued roles in our community.
Flourish help people with a lived experience feel supported and meet their everyday challenges.
National Support Services
Give Beyond Blue a call any time of the day or night – select from the voice menu or simply hold on the line to talk with a trained mental health professional.
Beyond Blue offer brief support, provide information and advice, and point you in the right direction so you can get the help you need for the cost of a local call (could be more from mobiles).
24 hours / 7 days a week
Lifeline (24 Hours)
13 11 14
Lifeline are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
They exist so that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.
24 hours / 7 days a week
SANE Australia Forums
1800 187 263
In tough times it’s important to be heard. SANE Australia’s free counselling service supports people affected by complex mental health issues. They also talk to friends, family members and health professionals about their concerns.
Counsellors are available via phone, web chat or email from 10am to 10pm Monday to Friday AEST/AEDT.
There is no shame in yarning about our mental health. If you have a lot of worries, feel sad, stressed, or have jumbled thoughts – it can help to have a yarn with family, someone you trust or an Aboriginal Health Worker at the local clinic. Find resources on the WellMob website on ways to support mental health.
Carer Gateway aims to make your life easier.
By calling Carer Gateway, you will be connected with a new Australia-wide network of Carer Gateway service providers. They will talk through what you need and help you to find local services and support to help you.
Get in Touch with Us
Call us on 1300 319 015 to:
- Learn more about the ACDC project.
- Find out more about when we’ll be in your area.
- Arrange a visit with a People Connector.
- Request a free fridge magnet with a list of available local services.