Mental Health Foundation (ACT) Inc.
The Mental Health Foundation (ACT) is a leading service provider and information resource for mental health in the Australian Capital Territory. We are a professional not-for-profit, community based member organisation. We deliver innovative programs, that are designed to positively enrich and to improve the lives of people living with a mental illness, including their family, friends and colleagues, who often take on a caring role - sometimes without realising it.
We assist people living with all mental illnesses, for example: depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorders. We are also often able to assist people who have not been diagnosed with a mental illness, or have the wrong diagnoses. If you require urgent assistance please contact the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) on 1800 629 354 (24hrs) or 6205 1065.
- ACCESS Information and Referral
The Information and Referral Program of the Mental Health Foundation endeavours to provide timely, accurate and appropriate information, advice, referrals, source materials and limited support on mental health and related issues to the community in the ACT. We provide an information phone line that can be accessed by consumers, carers, service providers and other professionals, researchers, students and any member of the public. We also provide specialised information packages for consumers and carers around particular conditions, as well as a library of source materials relevant to mental health issues, their treatment and common professional and self-help therapies. For full information on our services please select the website link provided.
|Phone: || 1800 985 944|
|Fax: ||02 6282 6674|
|Weekday: ||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - open now as at 12:24 PM EST|
- The Rainbow
Psychosocial rehabilitation in a club model.
A place for all mental health consumers to go and meet new people, learn new skills (computer, internet, art and craft, gardening and writing) or simply relax in a safe, friendly and respectful environment. There's a pool table as well as board games, table tennis, relaxation classes, regular excursions and trips, cooking etc. It's free and very popular, well serviced by buses (Numbers 36 and 39 from Civic Interchange and Number 48 from Belconnen Interchange). The Rainbow is located at H Block, Canberra Technology Park, Phillip Avenue, Watson or phone (02) 6242 6575 for more information. Open from 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.
|Weekday: ||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - open now as at 12:24 PM EST|
- Skills for Life
Recovery focused workshops. Peer developed and led educational groups. Referral: self, family, clinical - interviews will be conducted prior to participation.
|Weekday: ||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - open now as at 12:24 PM EST|
- Personal Mentors and Helpers (PHaMs)
Aims to provide support for in your recovery journey to help you better manage everyday tasks, help you get your relationships and life back on track, get plugged into your community and social networks again life skills and a sense of purpose.
|Weekday: ||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - open now as at 12:24 PM EST|
Other services at Mental Health Foundation (ACT) Inc.
- The Respite Program
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