6 March 2013

Mental health facility opens in Kambah

| johnboy
Join the conversation

Chief Minister Gallagher has opened a new Step-up, Step-down supported accommodation service for mental health treatment:

Ms Gallagher launched the sub-acute youth (18-25) Mental Health Step-up, Step-down supported accommodation service on site in Kambah.

The provision of the mental health step-up, step-down service addresses key priorities identified in the ACT Mental Health Services Plan 2009-2014.

“This property is a visionary outcome for mental health services in the ACT. It demonstrates what can be achieved when Government and community mental health services work together to provide positive outcomes for mental health consumers.

“The great result we see here today is a property that is safe, fit-for-purpose, youth-friendly and appropriate for the mental health sub-acute programs operation.”

The ACT Government now supports three step-up, step-down services for adolescents (12-17), youth (18-25) and adults (26+).

The youth Step-up, Step-down program provides an intensive early intervention that is aimed at avoiding a hospital stay. ‘ Step-up’ occurs when a person is becoming unwell; ‘step-down’ provides short-term transitional support after discharge from an acute admission.

Join the conversation

All Comments
  • All Comments
  • Website Comments

Hey miz, what’s your opinion on this one???

I’m waiting for the……….”OMG, I liv in Guvvie house near here, and we weren’t consoltated with about this at all. I mean, I have lived in this gov house for 40 years, and I dont want nun of them mentalheads near me – them dudes kill people and stuff” crowd to come out of the woodwork.

Mental Health Foundation also has 2 respite houses in Kambah for mental health consumers & carers I think they are in Rawson Street.

awesome, i live in Kambah.
anyone know where abouts in Kambah?

Daily Digest

Want the best Canberra news delivered daily? Every day we package the most popular Riotact stories and send them straight to your inbox. Sign-up now for trusted local news that will never be behind a paywall.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.