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:
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.
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.