Victorian Dual Disability Service

The Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS) is a joint mental health initiative between
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Melbourne Health. The service is multidisciplinary and operates within the mental health policy framework in Victoria. At a state wide level, the VDDS is responsible for:

  • Developing a model of best practice
  • Providing assessment and consultation services to staff within the Victorian Area Mental Health Services
  • Promoting access to Victorian Area Mental Health Services for consumers with a dual disability
  • Facilitating partnerships and collaborative treatment planning through consultation and liaison

For Consumers

For Consumers

For Family and Carers

For Family and Carers

For Health Professionals

SpecialistServices

For Health Professionals

Team Members

 

Felicity Lawrence

Manager

 

Dr Chad Bennett

Clinical Director

Consultant Psychiatrist

 

Dr Angela Livingstone

Consultant Psychiatrist

 

Andrew Pridding

Nurse Practitioner

 

Dr Tareq Abuelroos

Consultant Psychiatrist

 

Jane Ryan (Tue, Wed and Fri)

Alicia Barclay (Thurs)

Programme & Administration Co-ordinator

 

 

The Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS)

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

tel: (03) 9231 1988

email:vdds@svha.org.au  (This email is not checked daily, please call the VDDS on 03 9231 1988 if indicated)

 

The Victorian Dual Disability Service recognises the Traditional Owners of the land on which our office is located; the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our health service