Mental Health

The continued spread of COVID-19 across Melbourne brings changes for all health services including St Vincent’s Mental Health (SVMH). 

All services are still fully operating, and our contacts are here:

https://www.svhm.org.au/our-services/departments-and-services/m/mental-health/adult-mental-health-services

 

Please find our latest update here as we adapt to these challenges
1 June 2020 Key Points:

 All teams and functions within St Vincent’s Mental Health will continue to operate
 Although restrictions are easing in the community, it will be important for us to maintain our ‘new normal’ work practices for the time being

 We will continue to provide service and support to all current consumers
 Where possible, it may be safer to continue to provide you with the support you need over the telephone or telehealth.

 

 

If your appointment has been changed to telehealth, please click here for the online clinic.

 MH telehealth button

If this is your first time using telehealth, there are resources from our General Clinic here, but please return to the Mental Health Specialist Clinic here (https://vcc.healthdirect.org.au/t/svhmmentalhealth/join). 

 

 

Anyone may contact St Vincent's Mental Health Service if you are concerned about changes in the mood, ideas or behaviour of either someone you care about or yourself. 

Phone 1300 558 862 (24hrs) for psychiatric triage.

The Mental Health Triage advice line (1300 558 862) is experiencing technical difficulties as a result of increased demand on the Telstra network. This is being investigated.
If you are trying to contact Mental Health Triage and cannot get through on the 1300 number please contact St Vincent’s Hospital switchboard on (03) 9231 2211 and ask to be put through to Mental Health Triage.

St Vincent's Mental Health (or Inner East Mental Health Service) provides psychiatric services to people who are aged between 16 and 65 and living in the cities of Yarra and Boroondara.

St Vincent's Aged Mental Health Service (based at St George’s campus in Kew) provides inpatient, residential and community services including specialist clinics for residents aged 65 and older in the cities of Boroondara, Yarra and Darebin (Northcote to Thornbury).

Child and adolescent services are for young people up to the age of 18 years and a variety of specialist outreach, case management and inpatient services are available.

For residents outside our catchment area, please follow the link to your local mental health service.

Adult Mental Health Services

Adult Mental Health Services

Psychiatric triage provides advice and screening assessment for all new referrals to the service on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis.

Specialist Services

Specialist Services

BETRS is a collaborative partnership between the mental health programs of Austin Health and St Vincent's Melbourne.

Useful Websites

Useful Websites

Useful Websites

Medication Information Resource

Medication Information Resource

Medication Information Resource

Consumer and Carer Resources

Consumer and Carer Resources

Consumer and Carer Resources

PARC - Prevention and Recovery Service

Parc

PARC is a short-term, home-like residence for local people with a mental illness who need some additional support, but don't need to go to hospital.