Counselling

Here you can find information and links which will assist you to find specific issue and general counselling services in the ACT.

Mental Health Crisis Triage - Provides a crisis service for people with acute psychiatric illnes or distress.
Phone: 1800 629 354

CENTACARE External Link - provides a range of counselling and support services.

ANU Psychology Clinic External Link - is a research, training and treatment centre. Therapy is provided predominately by intern psychologists completing their postgraduate training in clinical psychology under the supervision of a senior clinical psychologist. Provides counselling and therapy for adults experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, grief and bereavement and stress related health conditions.

Calwell Mental Wellbeing Service - provides specialist counselling services for individuals, couples and families. 
Phone: 02 6291 4300

Cancer Council ACT Inc External Link - provides a telephone counselling service for people affected by cancer and their families and carers. They also offer facilitated support groups and volunteer peer assistance.
Helpline 13 11 20 

Lifeline External Link - provides free, anonymous, confidential telephone counselling service for people under stress, in crisis, or with any problem.
Phone: 131 114 (24 Hrs) 

Psychology Clinic University of Canberra External Link - provides professional and confidential clinical psychology services.

Salvation Army Counselling Service External Link - provides professional counselling for individuals, couples and families in issues relating to depression, grief, anger, abuse, self-esteem or relationships. Appointments required.

St John's Care External Link - provides access and referral to a network of professional counsellors.
Phone: 02 6248 7771

Victim Services Scheme ACT External Link - assists victims of clime to recover from the consequences of a criminal act committed in the ACT. Offers information, counselling, advocacy, support and referral.

Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service (VVCS) External Link - provides counselling for Australian and Allied Veterans from all conflicts and some family members, peacekeepers and their families and current serving ADF members. Counselling on post traumatic stress disorder and other problems, war or services related or not.
Phone: 1800 011 046 (24 hrs) 

Victims of Crime Assistance League ACT Inc. (VOCAL)External Link: - provides Support, advocacy, free professional counselling and practical assistance. Will accept referral for victims of crime, (not eligible for VSS) and their families. Provides court support, assistance with impact statements and applications for financial assistance. Phone: 02 6295 9600 or 02 6295 9410

Compassionate Friends ACT and Queanbeyan Inc International External Link - self-help support group for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents.

National Association for Loss and Grief (NSW) Inc. External Link - offers information on all issues of loss and grief.

Canberra After Suicide Support Group - a self-help group, organised by people who have experienced the consequences of the suicide death of someone close to them. Helps reduce the isolation suffered by those bereaved by suicide, by introducing them to others who understand the heartache of suicide bereavement.
Phone: 02 6282 6658

Canberra Standby Suicide Bereavement Response Service - provides an immediate response to people bereaved by suicide via its 24-hour crisis response telephone number. From there, those bereaved can receive face-to-face outreach service provided by a skilled Trauma Response Team and/or assistance in engaging other support services matched to their needs.
Phone: 0432 385 197 or 02 6243 3663

Sids and Kids Support Line External Link - provides bereavement support for families, relatives, friends and others affected by loss of a child up to 6 years of age, regardless of the cause.
Phone: 1300 308 307 

Bereavement Care CentreExternal Link - Offers complete bereavement care services and information for bereaved adults and children.

Help in Coping ServicesExternal Link - A resource for those left behind after road accident deaths, the site contains very useful PDFs on bereavement in general, as well as the coronial process.

Ever AfterExternal Link - Provides support for widows and widowers with young children experiencing grief and loss.