The community mental health team will work in partnership with you, your family and your general practitioner to reduce the impact of your mental illness, improve your quality of life and to promote recovery. We aim to be accessible to all and are sensitive to the diversity of our community.
We have a range of specialist mental health clinicians who provide a range of specialist psychiatric treatment, and recovery focused support to adult clients who are experiencing mental illness. The specialist clinical roles are: homeless outreach psychiatric clinician, dual diagnosis clinician, and Clozapine clinician.
Referral to these teams is through mental health triage 1300 657 259
Find us at:
94 Nicholson St Mall
Footscray Victoria 3011
117-129 Warringa Crescent
Hoppers Crossing Victoria 3029
How can people get access?
Saltwater Clinic – bus, train, car or walk
Wyndham Clinic – bus, train, car or walk
What to do before
Print and bring your appointment letter
What to bring
Bring your Healthcare Card
Bring your Medicare Card
Bring your referral letter if applicable
List of medications you are taking or bring the actual boxes of medications or Webster Pack
Adverse drug alert
Bring your GP details and details of your preferred pharmacist
What to expect on the day
Wait times can be anywhere from 15mins-40mins
- Multi-disciplinary team:
Registered psychiatric nurses
What questions should you ask
What are my treatment options?
What does the service provide?
What are the roles of people on the team?
How long will I be treated for at the clinic?
Will you communicate with me GP, and other supports?
Follow up appointment with allocated recovery clinician, medical officer and consultant psychiatrist.
Opportunities to be involved in research
For health professionals
Referral to these teams is through mental health Triage 1300 657 259
What/when you should refer to us
Non urgent psychiatric assessments, including referrals from external service providers, are provided when it is determined that a crisis response is not required.
Non urgent assessments / referrals requiring follow up by any of the programs within Mercy Mental Health will be forwarded to the relevant treating team following screening
What/when you should not refer to us
If the presenting issues are requiring an urgent action or when the person could be supported by alternative services such as a Private psychiatrist, General Practitioner and or Mental Health Community Support Services
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