If you are or someone you know is feeling mentally distressed and need to contact someone urgently, please call our Accessline on 1800 800 944.
If you are, or someone you know is experiencing high levels of mental distress or feeling suicidal, please go to the nearest Emergency Department as soon as possible and they will help you access our Mental Health Emergency Services.
If a life is in danger, CALL 000 straight away.
How will our Mental Health Services help you?
We provide specialist clinical support for anyone experiencing severe, complex or long lasting mental ill health.
You can access services in hospital (acute inpatient services) and in the community (specialist community mental health services).
We can also provide specialist support for those who have mental illness combined with other illnesses or conditions – for example severe behaviour problems related to dementia.
Mental Health Inpatient services are provided in a purpose built facility on the campus of Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. There are four separate units within this facility:
Specialist community mental health services are based from six different service locations across Murrumbidgee and provide support for people of any age who are experiencing distress as a result of a mental illness or drug and alcohol use.
Safe Havens are a safe and welcoming space for people experiencing thoughts of suicide.
Our teams who work closely with local GPs, community organisations and other health and social services. Our clinicians are from a variety of professions, including:
- Social workers
- Occupational therapists
- Aboriginal mental health workers
Other important members of our team include consumer peer workers, and family and carer support workers.
For those who are experiencing less severe or long lasting mental ill health there are a range of services available across Murrumbidgee which can help you.