The ACT Primary Health Network (ACT PHN) has been funded to commission evidence based, integrated, stepped care psychological intervention services. The goal of a stepped care approach is to ensure the right level of treatment is available to meet individual needs, at the point in time the they require the treatment.

CHN’s Mental Health programs include a range of services ranging across the spectrum of mental health concerns – from mild to moderate, through to severe mental health conditions. The Mental Health Team at Capital Health Network also provides support to GP’s, Allied Health Professionals and the Community Sector around Mental Health referral and treatment pathways.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention services are now being delivered in the ACT region across the following areas:

Referral Information

For information on how to refer into Capital Health Network programs and Services please follow the links below:

Contact Details

For information about the Next Step program or to make a referral enquiry, please phone Capital Health Network Centralised Intake on 02 6287 8090.

Health Professional Resources 

Next Step Practice visits or information

If you would like a member of the CHN Mental Health team to visit your Practice or would like to find out more information about Next Step, please contact us on 6287 8090 or via email nextstep [at]

Question, Persuade, Refer

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention intervention that teaches lay and professional gatekeepers to recognise and respond positively to someone exhibiting suicide warning signs and behaviours.

While informative for mental health professionals, the course and content is specifically targeted at audiences with no assumed knowledge of mental health or suicide prevention, and aims to provide them with the skills to connect someone at risk with professional support.

QPR online takes approximately 60 mins to complete and can be completed over multiple sessions. In addition, an individual who has finished QPR can continue to access the program for 3 years to refresh their skills and knowledge.

You can sign up to complete QPR Online here.