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 clients in treatment and care. That is, we make sure you get the right help from the right people, and are helped by as many or as few people are you need.  

If you are attend our court you may have duty lawyer who will be your main point of contact with our services.

You may also meet our Neighbourhood Justice Officer. You can think of our NJO as the bridge that unites you to our centre. Our NJO also provides intensive support interventions when people need extra help.

Other people you may meet here are the Salvation Army Officer and Court Network volunteers. Talk to them any time about anything.

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