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Community Mental Health Services

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Better Access to Mental Healthcare Initiative

A general practitioner can refer to a registered psychologist for specialist therapy after completing a Mental Health Care Plan.  The cost is covered by Medicare (in full or partially). Free session are at the discretion of the practitioner and usually informed by whether the patient has a pension card or Centrelink medical card.

Website: www.health.gov.au/mentalhealth-betteraccess

www.psychology.org.au/medicare/better_access/

 

Campbelltown Community Mental Health Centre

Address: 6 Browne Street, Campbelltown

Phone: 02 4629 5400

1300 787 799 (after hours, ask to speak to mental health team)

Fax: 02 4628 6101

Provides services in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly. Various services are provided through CoMHET (see below for details).

 

Community Mental Health Emergency Team (CoMHET)

The intake service is an initial point of contact for all people within the Macarthur area.  The intake team provides information about mental health and referral to the most appropriate treatment services, as well as comprehensive assessment services.  

Services include:

–       Aboriginal Social and Emotional Worker

Care coordination, consultation, liaison with other services, education and advocacy for the aboriginal community.

–       Care Coordination Team

Care management services for adults experiencing a range of mental health problems such as psychosis, schizophrenia, severe anxiety, depression or other mood disorders.

–       Consumer Representatives

Mental Health Services employ consumer representatives to provide information to consumers on their rights and responsibilities, recovery support and advocacy. 

–       DBT/Borderline Personality Disorder

Psychology service is available at Campbelltown Community Mental Health Centre.

–       Early Psychosis Intervention Program

Multidisciplinary community mental health program providing specialist psychiatric support to young people under 25 years of age.

–       Macarthur Community Rehabilitation Team

Individual occupational therapy and vocational assessments for people with mental illness requiring assistance with community living.

–       Youth Mental Health Team

Multidisciplinary clinical services for youth with mental illness and co-existing substance misuse.

 

Contact the CoMHET intake service on:

Phone: 1300 787 799 or 02 4629 5400

 

Other services provided by CoMHET include:

–       Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (ICAMHS)

Phone: 02 4621 5000 (Macarthur ICAMHS)

Address: 3-7 Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown

Website: www.icamhs.com.au

Provides a range of services to support families and children (under 17 years of age, adolescents are required to be engaged in education programs).  A referral is required from a general practitioner, paediatrician, school counsellor or mental health clinician. 

 

Wingecarribee Community Mental Health Team

The intake service is an initial point of contact for all people within the Wingecarribee region.  The intake team provides information about mental health and referral to the most appropriate treatment services, as well as comprehensive assessment services.

Services include:

–       Aboriginal Mental Health Worker

Care coordination, consultation, liaison with services, education and advocacy for the Aboriginal community. 

–       Adult Mental Health Team

Care management services for adults experiencing a range of mental health problems such as psychosis, schizophrenia, severe anxiety, depression and other mood disorders.

–       Boarding House Team

Assessment, consultation, counselling and care coordination for people with a mental illness living in licensed boarding houses.

–       Drug and Alcohol Counselling Team

Phone: 02 4861 8000 (Intake service)

Address: Bendooley Place, 22-24 Bendooley Street, Bowral

Counselling and referral services.  Drop-in service available each Tuesday from 8am to 12 noon.

 

Other services provided by Wingecarribee Community Mental Health Service include:

–       Adolescent Mental Health Team – Centre of Youth (COY)

Address: Located at the rear of Bowral District Hospital via Ascot Road

Phone: 02 4861 0385

Specialist mobile service for young people, 12 – 17 years of age, who have mental needs and are at risk.  Provides acute assessments, support and counselling, and links to other specialist services. 

–       Mental Health Rehabilitation Team

Phone: 02 4861 8000 (Intake Line)

Goal-oriented clinical interventions that facilitate recovery through transitional accommodation and vocational options.  Located in Berrima Cottage at the rear of Bowral District Hospital.