Resources and Contacts

Contributed by Dr Stephen Tang, Lecturer, ANU College of Law and current to March 2022.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help

Call Triple Zero (000) if there is a life-threatening situation which requires the immediate attendance by police or ambulance services. If you have a hearing or speech impairment and can access a TTY (teletypewriter), you can call 106 for the text-based emergency call service. Please visit the National Relay Service for other ways to contact emergency services.

The Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) is a 24-hour outreach and assessment service provided by ACT Health. CATT can be contacted on 1800 629 354 or 6205 1065 in a mental health crisis situation where an immediate response from emergency services is not required.

Advocacy, Support and Complaints

The following community-managed organisations or government agencies may be of assistance In the ACT region:

Key mental health services in the ACT

For more information about mental health services in the ACT and across Australia, visit Head to Health (produced by the Australian Government):

Mental health information

For general information about mental health and mental illness:

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