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Mental health 


St Vincent’s Mental Health (SVMH) is a comprehensive adult area mental health service for people aged between 16-64 years who live in the inner urban east area of Melbourne (Cities of Yarra and Boroondara). 




Senior staff
Ms Bridget Organ Manager Mental Health   Tel: (03) 9288 4396
Dr Peter Bosanac Director of Clinical Services Tel: (03) 9288 4329
Prof David Castle Professor of Psychiatry Tel: (03) 9288 4751
Ms Anna Love Director of Nursing Tel: (03) 9288 2009
Ms Rosemary Pace Manager Aged Psychiatry Service Tel: (03) 9816 8454
Prof Nicola Lautenschlager Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age Tel: (03) 9816 0485


Crisis & Assessment Treatment Service (CATS), Emergency Department Mental Health (EDMH) & Psychiatric Triage

- psychiatric advice, screening and assessment (24hrs/7 days) and intensive community-based treatment for people in the acute phase of psychiatric illness.  An extended triage function provides short term support for people until they are engaged with appropriate primary care or private psychiatry services. 

Tel: 1300 558 862

Clarendon (City of Yarra) and Hawthorn (City of Boroondara) Community Mental Health Services (CMHS)

- provide a range of clinical and therapeutic services within an integrated system of multidisciplinary care including continuing care services, mobile support and treatment services and a homeless persons mental health service.  Specialist Early Psychosis services are embedded within programs. 

Tel: 03 9417 5696 (City of Yarra – Clarendon Clinic)

       03 9882 9299 (City of Boroondara – Hawthorn Clinic)

Yarra Boroondara Primary Mental Health Service (PMHS)


– provides education and support to primary health care providers around the treatment of people with high-prevalence disorders (e.g. anxiety and depression) and young people at risk of developing a mental illness. 

Tel: 03 9882 9299


Footbridge Community Care Unit


– a 20 bed community residential service located in Fitzroy that provides 24hour nursing/allied health support, aimed at improving consumers’ living skills, level of independence and quality of life. 

Tel: 03 9481 5644


Acute Inpatient Service (AIS)


- a 44 bed inpatient unit providing short-term inpatient treatment to people during the acute phase of mental illness and includes a 6 bed Extra Care Unit for people with more intensive care needs. 

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service can access up to five beds for Koori patients from across Victoria. 


Body Image Eating Disorders Treatment & Recovery Service (BETRS)


BETRS is a service for people with eating disorders, their families and carers.  The service is linked to BETRS Inpatient Specialist Eating Disorder Unit located at Austin Health.

Anyone over the age of 18 who thinks they may have an eating disorder or body image problem is encouraged to contact BETRS following a discussion with their doctor and/or health professional. 

Contact details


The Body Image Eating Disorders Treatment & Recovery Service (BETRS)

St Vincent’s

104 Studley Park Rd

Kew VIC 3101


Tel: (+61 3) 9854 1700



Aged psychiatry


For patients aged 65 years and older St Vincent’s offers an Aged Psychiatry Service, located at the St George’s campus in Kew.

Referrals Tel: 03 9816 0443 Monday to Friday business hours

After hours telephone: 1300 558 862


Children and adolescents


The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service for the Inner Urban East catchment area is provided by Austin Health for people aged 16 years and under

Referrals Tel: 1300 558 862 (24hr/7 days)





Direct Line – Drug and Alcohol Service


Direct Line is located at Turning Point and offers a 24 hour, 7 days a week service to consumers and clinicians.  Direct Line is a state-wide provider of counselling, information and referral information and has an extensive database of providers for Drug and Alcohol Services.

Tel: 1800 888 236


The Victorian Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS)


DACAS is a specialist telephone consultancy service that is free of charge for health and welfare professionals. 

Consultation is provided by professional counsellors from the Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre and addiction medicine specialists.

For administrative enquiries call Turning Point

Tel: 03 9418 1011

24hr phone service for health professionals

Tel: 1800 812 804 Anywhere in Victoria (Toll Free)


GP Psych Support – your patient, your call


The GP Psych Support service provides general practitioners with free patient management advice from a team of psychiatrists.  The service operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

The service provides specialist advice in drug and alcohol psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, perinatal psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and general psychiatry.

You can access GP Psych Support at, by calling 1800 200 588 or by sending a completed Fax back form to 1800 012 422.





Areas of interest

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone: (03) 9288 2211