Navigating the Acute Mental Health System in Canberra

Carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail-aged.

Carers ACT is a member of the National Network of Carers Associations. We are a non-government, not-for-profit association that relies on public and private sector support to fulfill our mission with, and on behalf of, carers.

We work closely with government and other support organisations to improve the lives of caring families and individuals throughout the ACT.

Currently, this site is being updated to reflect the changes in the new ACT Mental Health Act 2015 which came into effect 1 March 2016. 

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