Adult Mental Health Services

Psychiatric Triage 

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

Tel: 1300 558 862


Crisis Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS)

CATS offers psychiatric assessment and intensive community-based treatment to people in the acute phase of psychiatric illness.

Tel: 1300 558 862


Acute Inpatient Service (AIS)

A 44 bed inpatient unit providing short term inpatient treatment to people during the acute phase of mental illness, including a six bed Extra Care Unit (ECU) for people with more intensive care needs.

The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) can access up to five beds for Koori consumers from across Victoria.

Tel: (03) 9231 4666 (Ground Floor)

Tel: (03) 9231 4777 (First Floor)

46 Nicholson Street Fitzroy 3065


Clarendon Homeless Outreach Psychiatric Service (CHOPS)

This service provides acute assessment and case management for people with a mental illness who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Tel: (03) 9231 5400

52 Albert Street East Melbourne 3002


Mobile Support and Treatment Service (MSTS)

MSTS provides intensive ongoing support, rehabilitation and treatment to people in their own surroundings.

Tel: (03) 9231 5400 [via Clarendon Community Mental Health Centre (City of Yarra)]

52 Albert Street East Melbourne 3002

Tel: (03) 9231 5900 [via Hawthorn Community Mental Health Centre (City of Boroondara)]

642 Burwood Road East Hawthorn East 3123


Footbridge Community Care Unit (CCU)

The Footbridge CCU provides residential based support to people with enduring mental illness in their recovery.

Tel: (03) 9481 5644

540 Napier St Fitzroy North 3065

North Fitzroy Prevention & Recovery Care (PARC)

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

The PARC program is run collaboratively between St Vincent's Mental Health and MI Fellowship.

PARC is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

People using the PARC service will usually move back home after a two or three week stay.

PARC can be used as part of discharge planning back into the community by providing support to people who no longer need to be in hospital, but aren't quite ready to go home.

If you would like more information about PARC, please download our PARC Information Brochure.

Tel: (03) 8481 3800

658 Nicholson St North Fitzroy 3068


Continuing Care Team (CCT)

CCT provides ongoing specialist care and support with the focus on meeting identified needs of clients through a range of clinical and therapeutic interventions.

Clarendon Community Mental Health Centre (City of Yarra)

Tel: (03) 9231 5400

52 Albert Street East Melbourne 3002

Hawthorn Community Mental Health Centre (City of Boroondara)

Tel: (03) 9231 5900

642 Burwood Road East Hawthorn East 3123


Primary Intervention and Care Team (MH PICT) & MH HOPE

‘Primary Intervention and Care Team (PICT)’

The PICT service incorporates 2 functions:

  1. HOPE (Suicide Prevention): Aim to reduce suicide attempts and associated psychological distress for clients, their carers and families through coordinated care and assertive outreach support for people who have had a suicide attempt and/or associated behaviours (eg stockpiling medications, writing notes, researching means).  Referrals are from within the MH service and from GPs/PHN/Ambulance service via Psychiatric Triage on 1300 558 862.
  2. Extended Triage: Short term phone support following a client’s contact with St Vincent’s EDMH or psychiatric triage. Aimed at connecting clients with a GP, counsellor or other primary health care provider.

Shared Care Arrangements

Shared care arrangements are collaborative partnerships of community mental health staff with private psychiatrists and GPs providing coordinated care.