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)

 

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

 

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)]

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

 

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

 

North Fitzroy Prevention & Recovery Care (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.

Tel: (03) 8481 3800

 

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

Hawthorn Community Mental Health Centre (City of Boroondara)

Tel: (03) 9231 5900

 

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

‘Primary Intervention and Care Team (PICT)’

The PICT service incorporates 3 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 presented to the hospital following suicide attempt and/or associated behaviours.  Referrals are from within the MH service.
     
  2. Primary Mental Health (PMH) provides education and support to GPs and primary  health care providers within St Vincent’s catchment in regard to the treatment of people with high prevalence disorders (eg. anxiety and depression). This may involve direct (one-off) assessment, treatment recommendations and assistance navigating the mental health and other support systems; or indirect support through secondary consultation.
     
  3. 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.
     

Tel: (03) 9231 4432

 

Shared Care Arrangements

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