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New Path

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New Path Service is a mental health recovery program supporting people primarily aged between 18 and 35 (up to 64), whose ability to manage daily activities and to live independently in the community is seriously impacted by mental health issues. 

New Path is an early intervention service, supporting people to tackle severe mental health issues before they become a longer-term problem, as an alternative pathway to the NDIS.

Some of the things a New Path Recovery Worker can support you with include:

• managing your symptoms of mental ill-health
• safety planning
• engaging with online communities
• preparing for employment or volunteering
• engaging with online education
• connecting with other support networks such as housing and Centrelink
• building life skills including routines and resilience

Who can access the program?

• People living, working or studying in the ACT
• People not eligible for the NDIS and for whom the NDIS is not the most appropriate pathway

Accessing New Path

  • For a professional referral (e.g. support service, clinical manager, GP, psychologist/counsellor) complete this referral form here

  • To refer yourself, or for a friend or family member to help you make a referral, please complete this referral form here


Call:  02 6282 2644

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Your feedback on New Path

New Path has online satisfaction surveys where we welcome your feedback at all times so we can ensure that we are providing the highest level of support. 

  • If you are a New Path participant, please access the survey here.
  • If you are a person in the participant’s support network (for example, a family, member, friend or clinician), please access the survey here.

New Path is supported by funding from the ACT PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.

Funded by:

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Acknowledgement of Country

"Woden Community Service acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and their continuing connection to land and community. We also acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have come from other nations to live on Ngunnawal land. We pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders past, present and future."