Adult mental health
Adult Area Mental Health Services (AMHS)
Four Adult Area Mental Health Services (AMHS) provide care within the following geographical boundaries:
- Inner West Area Mental Health Service - Cities of Melbourne and Moonee Ponds.
- Mid West Area Mental Health Service - Cities of Brimbank and Melton, including Sunbury.
- North West Area Mental Health Service - Cities of Hume and Moreland.
- Northern Area Mental Health Service - Cities of Whittlesea and Darebin.
View a map of geographical boundaries of these AMHSs.
Each adult area mental health service is based on a common model of service provision and provides the following services:
Adult Community Service (ACS) – Community Teams within each Area ACS provide specialist mental health care and treatment designed to meet the needs and preferences of the person and their family / carers. Clinicians work collaboratively with the person and their family / carers to develop a recovery plan to meet individual recovery goals. The Community Teams provide all of the services which were provided by the previous CATT, CCT, MST and PMHT teams.
Community Care Unit (CCU) - provides treatment and rehabilitation for people with long-term mental illness in a community-based residential setting, with 24-hour nursing support. The aim of the CCU is to equip individuals with the daily living skills which they require to live independently.
Acute Inpatient Unit - provides short-term, intensive treatment for people with a mental illness.
Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit - at Sunshine Hospital is a regional service, managed by Mid West Area. It provides medium and long-term care in a secure setting.
ECATT (at Northern, Western and Melbourne Health Emergency Departments) – provides specialist mental health assessment and short term treatment in the Emergency Department to people of any age needing mental health care.