How we can help

There are many different mental health and wellbeing services out there that it can be difficult to know where to start. Canberra Head to Health can connect you with the right mental health support in the Canberra region. We are a safe and welcoming space to improve your mental health journey.
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Your first visit

What to expect from Head to Health

Whether you walk in to our Centre or call us on 1800 595 212, the first step is to provide information about what services we provide and how we might help you.

One of our trained Mental Health Clinicians will step you through an initial assessment, asking you different questions to better understand your mental health needs. We will then provide you with mental health resources best suited to your needs

How we can help you

Our Services

A range of factors can impact your mental health. Canberra Head to Health has a multidisciplinary team of trained clinicians and lived experience workers who can help you on your mental health journey. Starting with an assessment we can then connect you to the mental health services to best suit your needs. 

Access to reliable and relevant health information

We support people in distress and provide reliable and relevant health information to all. You can walk in or phone up to speak to a mental health clinician.


We take the time to provide a thorough initial assessment to understand your circumstances and assist you to find the right resources and referrals to best meet your needs.

Service Navigation

After initial assessment, we help you source appropriate services to meet your needs. This may include referral to online or e-therapies, local services or referral into our treatment team.


You may be referred into the Centre to receive treatment services. This can include individual sessions with one of our mental health professionals or access to our range of group programs.

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Refer you to our Group Programs

We offer a range of innovative group programs to help you to better understand and learn ways to manage your challenges. You will meet other people with similar challenges, in a supported and safe environment. At the moment we have a range of programs available including:

Healthy Coping Group

Six weekly sessions focused on building healthy coping skills. For those who are seeking to learn more adaptive, healthy ways to manage the stressors in their life. Learn more about our Health Coping Group

Men’s Resilience Group

For adult men experiencing mental health challenges and who want to learn strategies to boost their resilience. Learn more about our Men’s Resilience Group

Peer Social Group

Weekly sessions for anyone with lived experience of mental health issues who wants to connect with others in a warm, supportive environment. The Group is hosted by a Peer Worker with lived experience of mental illness. Learn more about our Peer Social Group

Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Group

Three weekly sessions for anyone who wants an introduction to the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT) model. Learn more about our Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Group

Understanding and Healing from Trauma Group

Weekly sessions providing education, information and knowledge to
participants about trauma in a supportive environment. Learn more about our Understanding and Healing from Trauma Group

Strength in Diversity Group

Weekly sessions to help international students looking to thrive in their new environment and seeking to learn more adaptive, healthy ways to manage the stressors in their lives. Learn more about our Strength in Diversity Group

Mindfulness and Relaxation Group

For individuals looking for a comprehensive peer-led introduction to the fundamentals of mindfulness and relaxation in a supportive safe environment. Learn more about our Mindfulness and Relaxation Group


Frequently asked questions

Commonly asked questions by people who enquire about, or attend, our service.

For health professionals

What health care providers can do to assist Canberrans looking for mental health care support.

Healthy Coping Group

For those who are seeking to learn more adaptive, healthy ways to manage the stressors in their life.