Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol & Drug Services

In crisis situations contact:

Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT)
The Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) provides a 24-hour, seven day a week service used for assessment and treatment of mentally ill people in crisis situations.

Call the CATT Mental Health Triage Service on 1800 629 354 (24 hour service) or (02) 6205 1065.

Access to Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services(CAMHS)
Provides assessment and treatment 7 days a week during business hours. Referrals are received from General Practitioners, School Counsellors or other concerned health professionals.

To make a referral, please phone CAMHS on (02) 6205 1971 or Fax (02) 6205 2627.

For after hours, please contact the CAT Team on free call 1800 629 354.

About us

The Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol & Drug Services Division provides health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery and maintenance. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery.

The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.

The Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol & Drug Services Division delivers services at a number of locations and in varied environments, ranging from hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings and the consumers home.

Latest news

CAMHS Model of Care

The new CAMHS Model of Care provides a service delivery framework to support a contemporary integrated developmentally appropriate Mental Health Service for 0 -25 year olds.

ACT Charter of Rights

This Charter of Rights states how people who experience mental illness or mental health problems can expect to be treated by people who care for and work with them.

New mental health facilities

The ACT Government has begun work on the Health Infrastructure Program program which involves the overhaul and expansion of all aspects of the ACT health system. includes a suite of new mental health facilities including mental health assessment, adult acute inpatient, adult secure inpatient and young person's mental health units.

Review of the Mental Health (Treatment & Care) Act 1994

The purpose of the Review of the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Act 1994 (the Act) is to ensure the Act reflects best practice in mental health law, as it has developed over the last 10 years.

Accessing your clinical records

Download these forms to access your medical records:

Download: Access to Records Forms - Mental Heatlh, Justice Health and Alcohol & Drug Services (PDF File - 262k)

Contact us

Executive Office
Business Support Services
Phone (02) 6205 1313
Fax (02) 6205 1644
Level 3, ACT Health Building
1 Moore Street
Canberra City 2601

Mental Health Policy Unit
Phone (02) 6207 1066
Fax (02) 6205 5248
Level 2, 11 Moore Street
Canberra City 2601