Secure mental health unit reaches half way

Artist impression mental health unit

Construction of Canberra’s first Secure Mental Health Unit has reached the half-way point. 

The facility is set to be operational later this year. It has been purpose-built to provide a safe and structured in-patient environment for people with acute and severe mental illness and will offer unique care and therapeutic treatment to protect them and the community. 

The facility will provide 10 acute care beds and 15 rehabilitation beds, which will be opened in a staged process once the unit becomes operational.