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Welcome to the I Got You Support Hub

Our aim is to offer a supportive environment where individuals can find the help and support, they need, feeling safe discussing their individual concerns. Together we can make a difference.

By coming together as a community, we can create a supportive environment where individuals feel empowered to seek help and support for their mental health and life challenges.


Why Community Support Matters

Unfortunately, due to many reasons including, stigma lack of support services and resources, many individuals do not seek help when they need it most.

By creating a supportive community, we can break down barriers and encourage open conversations about mental health.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please reach out to a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional. You are not alone, and help is available.

Here is a list of services that may help you or a mate in need.

Together, we can make a difference.

Always remember I Got You


Urgent crisis support

Service Description Contact
ACT Access Mental Health 24-hour mental health emergency access & support 1800 629 354 or 6205 1065
Lifeline 24-hour telephone counselling - Cost of local call (fixed lines). 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 24-hour crisis line for people aged 5-25 years 1800 551 800
Suicide Call Back Service 24-hour crisis counselling and call back 1300 659 467
Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) 24-hour domestic violence crisis assistance 6280 0900
1800 RESPECT 24-hour national sexual assault & domestic violence crisis counselling line 1800 737 732
Mensline 24-hour telephone counselling & support for men 1300 78 99 78


Support during business hours

Service Description Contact
Headspace Mental health & substance use support & treatment (12-25 years) 6201 5343 or
The Junction Youth Health Service Free health service for people 12-25 years (includes counselling) 6232 2423 or
Salvation Army Counselling Service Counselling & psychology (City & Tuggeranong locations) 6248 5540
CatholicCare Case management, outreach, counselling & support (e.g. youth, family, disability & aged care) 6295 4300
Directions ACT Drug & alcohol support & counselling service 6122 8000
Canberra Rape Crisis Centre & SAMSSA Counselling & ongoing support for those affected by sexual assault 6247 2525 (7am-10.30pm)
ACT Women's Health Service Nursing, counselling & medical support for disadvantaged women 6205 1078
Safe Haven - Belconnen a non-clinical space where people experiencing suicidal thoughts, emotional distress, mental health concerns, isolation or loneliness can get support. 0421 154 147
OzHelp free, confidential counselling and support to workers in the building, construction and related industries and transport and logistics industry – not just for you, but your family too! 6251 4166 Building and Construction 24/7 line – 1300 694 357 Transport and Logistics 24/7 line – 1800 464 327
Standby Support After Suicide Provides support for individuals, families, workplaces, and communities that have been affected by suicide. 1300 727 247


Online resources

an electronic hub of Australian mental health services and resources, providing high quality information across a range of services and needs, (also on Facebook and Twitter).

Q Life provides a nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based service to diverse people of all ages experienceing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing. The QLife line operates daily from 3pm to 12am.

online and telephone helpline, fact sheets, podcasts/videos, mental health campaigns, stigma reduction & research. or 1800 18 SANE (7263).

national organisation offering information and advice on mental health issues especially depression and anxiety.

offers evidenced-based information and resources on depression and bipolar disorder.

high quality interactive workbooks, strategies and self-help information on a range of mental health topics.

a free interactive web-based self-help program for issues such as general anxiety, social anxiety and depression.

a free interactive online program teaching skills to cope with life's problems, including CBT for preventing depression.

online network for tertiary students with information, tools and advice on drug, alcohol, mental health and wellbeing issues.

an interactive site for young people with help, information, and support for a range of issues, including fact sheets, stories, forums and videos.

focuses on developing positive emotions and strengths

information about managing anxiety disorders and phobias.

24-hour information, advice, & support for those affected directly or indirectly by drug & alcohol issues 6207 9977


Find a private provider

Service Description
Find a Psychologist (Australian Psychological Society) An online directory to help you find a private psychologist for counselling and support:
Find a Social Worker An online directory to help you find a private social worker for counselling and support


Community services in ACT

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Headspace ACT provides support, information and assistance for young people aged 12-25 years who are experiencing emotional or mental health issues and/or a substance use issue.

Women's Centre for Health Matters (WCHM) provides information and referral services for women and their families.

Everyman provides information, referral and support for men.