Current Opportunities

Head to Health – Carer Consultation

Canberra Head to Health Centre was launched in December 2021 to provide a range of accessible and flexible services to bolster the availability of mental health services in our region.  This is a new initiative funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health, meaning all services are free of cost.  Think Mental Health (TMH) are keen to get input from those with lived experience on all aspects to ensure we get the best possible service design for our region. TMH want to know what you most want to see available within the Centre.

If you who would like to provide input into this process and in order to smooth the process would like to offer two methods of engagement;

For further details on the current services or to register for the focus group, contact

Mental Health Supported Accommodation – Carer Consultation

The ACT Government and Canberra Health Services (CHS) Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) are working together to increase the number of mental health supported accommodation in the ACT. These homes will provide long term and permanent housing options for people who experience complex mental illness with significant functional impairment who require support to live independently.

If you would like to provide your valuable feedback to inform the model of care you can either:

The project officer Judith Ingwersen can be contacted for further information or queries at

ACTHD – Position Statement

ACT Health Directorate (ACTHD) have been working on a Position Statement regarding mental health supports and services for people who also have Intellectual Disability.  ACTHD have incorporated considerable stakeholder feedback from previous consultations into the draft document, however it has been highlighted that more significant input from people with lived experience would be desirable.

ACTHD would appreciate the opportunity to talk with people with Intellectual Disability, their families or carers to hear about their experiences in accessing information, support or treatment for mental health issues or mental illness.  This will allow us to test the recommendations made and receive input so that we can finalise the Position Statement on Improving Mental Health Services for People with Intellectual Disability.

Please contact the Mental Health Policy and Strategy team via email at or phone Melissa Lee on 02 51249780 to get involved.

Carers Australia – Carer Wellbeing Survey

Carers Australia has partnered with the University of Canberra to conduct a national survey into the wellbeing of carers and their support services.

If you provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends, we want to hear from you. Share your experiences – past or present – of being a carer and be entered into the draw to win a gift card.  Your response will help inform our advocacy to the Government and help ensure carers are receiving the support they need. The survey is also available in Arabic, Italian, Vietnamese and Chinese.

Complete the survey today – the survey closes on 31th March.

If you need assistance completing the survey, or have questions about it, you can call the research team on 1800 981 499, request a paper copy to be sent to you, or email

If you are aware of an issue you think we should consult on, please contact us.


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