For Family and Carers

What does the Victorian Dual Disability Service do?

Phone-based advice

The VDDS provides advice to anyone about the mental health of people with an intellectual disability in relation to:  

  • Presentation of mental disorders
  • Mental health assessment
  • Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Treatment for a mental disorder
  • Management of mental and behavioural disorders
  • Anyone is welcome to phone us for advice on how to request an assessment  


Who can request an assessment?

  • Clinicians from clinical area mental health services can request an assessment by phoning us on (03) 9231 1988
  • Employees of Disability Services from the Northern Division and the Metropolitan area of Western division of Department of Human Services, you can request an assessment by phoning us on (03) 9231 1988

What does the assessment provide?

  • Our understanding of the problem
  • Diagnostic opinion
  • Recommendations about treatment and management
  • Recommendations on what services should be involved



Other useful Brochures 

Victorian Dual Disability Services Information Brochure 

Victorian Dual Disability Services Enhanced Regional Response (ERSR) Information Brochure 


Contact Us

Victorian Dual Disability Service
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
PO Box 2900
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Tel (+61 3) 9231 1988
Fax (+61 3) 9231 2953

In an Emergency please call 000

If you need urgent medical or psychological support, we recommend you consult your local doctor or the emergency department of your local hospital.

To find your local specialist mental health service provider, follow the link to Victorian Public Mental Health Services.

To contact the crisis telephone counseling service call Lifeline (Australia) Tel: 13 11 14


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The Victorian Dual Disability Service recognises the Traditional Owners of the land on which our office islocated; 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.