We provide inpatient services if you are experiencing very high levels of mental distress and have to spend some time in hospital.
We can ensure you get the treatment and support you need to recover and help you get well enough to return home.
We offer a welcoming and safe environment with two main areas:
- 8 single bedrooms for those who need high levels of support (the High Dependency Unit)
- 22 single bedrooms (the Low Dependency Unit) for those who need less intensive support.
Each of the areas have lounge and dining areas, as well as activity areas and a safe outdoor space. There is a gym in the Low Dependency Unit.
Referrals to use our services are accepted from all Emergency Departments, GPs, other services in the community, or you or your family can make your own referral.
How will our Acute Mental Health Unit help you?
Coming into hospital can be a really distressing time. We aim to:
- Welcome you to our safe space
- Support you as you recover
- Work collaboratively with you, your family, carers and friends towards the best mental outcome for you
- Plan for your leaving our facility and returning home with the right support in place to keep you well
We have a great team of staff to do this who have many different skills and training and who work together to come up with the treatment and support that fits with your needs. These include
- Consultant Psychiatrists and Registrars (Doctors)
- Social Workers
- Occupational Therapists
- Drug and Alcohol nurses
- Rehabilitation Assistants
- Consumer Peer Workers and Advocates
- Family and Carer Support workers
We run engaging individual and group activity programs to help you build skills that will support your mental health recovery.
We work with other services and organisations in the community who are able to assist you such as Wellways, Partners In Recovery, Aboriginal Liaison Services, Drug and Alcohol services, GPs and Community Mental Health teams, so that you have ongoing connections and support.
We want to continually improve our service and always welcome feedback from you and from your family or carers.