The Victorian Dual Disability Service is a state-wide mental health service for people with an intellectual disability. In Victoria the term Dual Disability is used to describe people with an intellectual disability who also have a mental health problem.
In Victoria dual diagnosis is the term used when someone has a drug and alcohol problem and a mental illness. You can find out more about drug and alcohol services by following this link to Drug Related Services in Victoria.
We believe that people with a dual disability should have access to the best possible mental health care. To achieve this we work with specialist mental health services in Victoria to assess, treat and manage people with a dual disability. Our activities include:
Publications and projects
Victorian Dual Disability Service
PO Box 2900
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Tel (+61 3) 9288 2950
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 counselling service call Lifeline (Australia)
Tel: 13 11 14
Manager Victorian Dual Disability
Dr Chad Bennett
Dr Angela Livingstone
Dr Teresa Flower
Dr Claire Ewing
Programme & Administration Co-ordinator