Mental Health

Artwork: Kid Acne, Florence Blanchard & Ghostpatrol, corner of Napier Street and Charcoal Lane, Fitzroy

 

About our mental health services

 

Our mental health clinicians provide clients with a broad range of treatments and support including:

  • Assessment and referral to mental health services
  • Case management
  • Short-term counselling and support

 

Outreach support

 

Clients experiencing a mental health issue or cognitive impairment, such as an acquired brain injury, can have short to medium term intensive outreach support.   

 

Outreach support includes:

  • Assessment and referral to services
  • Support to identify personal goals
  • Help to find more meaning and purpose in life
  • Social and vocational activity connections.
  • Help to connect with other care and support services
  • Assistance to access the NDIS.

 

Outreach can last anywhere between 3 to 12 months, and is available in the following locations:

  • Neighbourhood Justice Centre
  • client's home
  • Yarra-based services centre.

 

Other support services

 

We don’t offer 24 hour crisis support, but someone is always on the phone day or night to help you, or someone you know.

If you live outside the City of Yarra you'll find a service for your area at  Victoria Mental Health Services (External link)

Wraparound support

We wrap our treatment and support services around our clients. That is, our treatment and support services ensure you get the right help from the right service, and as many or as few services are you need.  

If you are attend court at the Centre, you may have duty lawyer who will be your main point of contact with any services you may need.  You may also encounter our Neighbourhood Justice Officer, who is the link between the court, services, the client, and the community, and provides more intensive support interventions as well as referrals to other services.

Other people you may encounter  are the Salvation Army Officer and Court Network volunteers, all of whom provide support before, during and after court.

If you do not have a court matter, and you're a local Yarra resident, we can help you to find the right service if you need more than mediation.