Lifeline 131 114 A phone counselling service (24 hours)
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 Phone Counselling Service for young people aged 5-25 years (24 hours)
MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 Counselling and resources for men in crisis (24 hours)
The Salvation Army 1300 363 622 Phone counselling service (24 hours)
1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family violence Counselling Service (24 hours)


Christmas Support Services ACT Food/Gifts/Wellbeing

Christmas resources 2021
Free Meal Emergency Relief and Accommodation Guide

Health Services:

ACT Mental Health Crisis Assessment and Triage Team (CATT) 1800 629 354 (24 hours)
Domestic Violence Crisis Service: 6280 0900 (24 hours)
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service: 1800 110 290 / 6284 6222
Standby-Support after Suicide ACT 0421 725 180 (24 hours)

Drug and Alcohol Services:

Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA) 6253 3643 Services include: CAHMA provides a peer-based user group run by and for past and present illicit/injecting drug users, their families and friends. CAHMA provides advocacy, assistance and education around issues pertinent to the lives of illicit/injecting drug users.

Volunteering and Contact ACT produce a set of guides covering emergency relief, food pantries, free meals, legal services and short-term low-cost accommodation. To find out more please click on link below:

MyCANBERRA: Guides you to relevant information or services through a series of questions – part of the Better Services initiatives

Estimated waiting times for Canberra’s Walk-in Centres and Emergency Departments are now available at your fingertips with a new free-to-download health app. The mobile app is available for download now from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store – simply search for ‘ACT Health’.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Bus Booking

ACT Government Funeral Assistance

Good Habits for Life encourages parents of children under eight years to develop good habits in their household around eating well, moving more and getting more out of life. Website includes recipes, resources, and allows you to create a personalised program for your family.