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Youth Mental Health Services

STEPS – Supporting Young People Through Prevention and Intervention

Are you a young person, or parent of a young person aged 13-18?

Are you experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of mental illness and require support but not hospitalisation?

Are you about to exit hospital but not quite ready to return home?

CatholicCare STEPS is a voluntary Mental Health residential program providing support to young people for a period of up to 3 months. The program is staffed 24/7 by CatholicCare’s Youth Mental Health Support Workers and a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Clinical Worker during business hours.

Young people participate in a range of social and therapeutic activities through a combination of case management & clinical support.  The program assists residents to develop skills and resources to manage mental health and emotional wellbeing in the future.

Referrals for this program are managed by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

For more information about his service contact the program Manager on 6163 7600.                               For referrals contact CAMHS on

02 5124 3133 – CAMHS Southside

02 5124 1407 – CAMHS Northside

Funded by the ACT Government Department of Health

Youth & Wellbeing – Mental Health Outreach Service

Are you a young person aged 15-25?

Are you experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, stress, or your general wellbeing?

Youth & Wellbeing is an outreach mental health service for young people in the ACT. Our Youth Outreach Workers can come to you and meet in a place where you feel most comfortable; be it your home, your community, your school or work.

The program supports young people to develop skills to better manage your mental health and wellbeing. We can help with Information, education and coaching in areas such as stress management, coping strategies and de-escalation techniques. The program can also assist to you to develop support networks, help with school or getting back into school, or help you gain employment.


For more information or to refer to this service contact 6163 7600

Funded by ACT Government Department of Health

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