10 years of youth support through headspace Canberra

17 April 2019

It has been over a decade since headspace Canberra opened their doors, to offer mental health and wellbeing supports to the over 38,000 young people in the region aged between 12-25 years.

The anniversary celebrations coincide with the official launch of the new, centrally located centre in Braddon - which opened its doors to young people in December last year.

Since opening, headspace Canberra has seen over 14,000 young people across the community and has become a pillar of youth wellbeing in the community.

Innovative aged-care pilot to expand across the ACT

19 February 2019

Capital Health Network (CHN) welcomes the announcement from the ACT Government that a locally trialled innovative aged-care PHN program will now be expanded across the ACT through ACT Government funding. CHN commissioned Calvary Public Hospital Bruce to trial the PHN Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Evaluation (GRACE) Program in 2016 to provide expert, coordinated and collaborative health care to residents of five Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) in north Canberra.

Canberrans benefit from Pharmacists located in general practice

31 January 2019

A successful two-year pilot has shown the benefits of having a non-dispensing Pharmacist in general practice, as part of the health care team.  The pilot, held in Isabella Plains Medical Centre, YourGP@Crace and National Health Co-op, was evaluated by the University of Canberra which concluded that having a Pharmacist on board has increased the quality of prescribing, increased support to GPs, saved GPs time and reduced costs to patients. 


29 November 2018

headspace Canberra is moving!  We will be moving to a new centrally located space that will be better equipped and designed to meet the growing demand for our services.

headspace Canberra is designed to make it as easy as possible for young people to access the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing.  The centre will be relocating to Braddon, from 18 December, to better service young people across Canberra.

Call for better support for primary care to improve health of Canberrans

22 November 2018

Capital Health Network, ACT’s Primary Health Network (PHN), has made a submission in response to the ACT Budget 2019/20 Consultation which calls for better support for primary care to improve the health of Canberrans.

Capital Health Network Chief Executive Adj Prof Gaylene Coulton said the seven key priority areas in their submission have been identified through a rigorous and evidence-based Needs Assessment process which monitors the health and wellbeing needs of the ACT population.

Canberrans get involved with My Health Record

3 October 2018

Canberrans are learning about My Health Record which all Australians will receive by the end of 2018, unless they choose not to have one. 

My Health Record is a digital library of your health documents which can provide potential benefits including fewer hospital admissions and adverse drug events, reduced duplication of tests, supporting coordination of care for people with chronic and complex conditions, better informed treatment decisions and a more effective and efficient healthcare system.

Better mental health outcomes for Canberrans

13 September 2018

A local cross sector forum has been held with over 80 stakeholders working together to identify how to improve mental health outcomes for Canberrans.  Opened by Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury, the joint ACT Health and Capital Health Network (CHN) forum was the first step in working towards a better integrated mental health system for the ACT, through the development of a Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.