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Victorian Dual Disability Service 

About us 

The Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS) is a joint mental health initiative between
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Melbourne Health. The service is multidisciplinary and operates within the mental health policy framework in Victoria. At a state wide level, the VDDS is responsible for:

  • Developing a model of best practice
  • Providing assessment and consultation services to staff within the Victorian Area Mental Health Services
  • Promoting access to Victorian Area Mental Health Services for consumers with a dual disability
  • Facilitating partnerships and collaborative treatment planning through consultation and liaison


Complimentary Online Training

Dual Disability Modules

In conjunction with the Office of Professional Practice, the VDDS have developed an e-learning resource on mental health. This aims to provide the carers of people with an intellectual disability with information and the opportunity to increase their skills in the area of dual disability.
Please click on this link to access the training: Link to Dual Disability Modules

Contact details

Victorian Dual Disability Service
St Vincent's
PO Box 2900
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Tel (+61 3) 9231 2950
Fax (+61 3) 9231 2953

If you need urgent medical or psychological support please consult a doctor or the emergency department of your local hospital.
To find your local specialist mental health service provider, follow the link to Victorian Public Mental Health services which has details of how to contact your local AMHS.
To contact the crisis telephone counseling service call Lifeline (Australia)
Tel: 13 11 14

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