What we do

Neuropsychiatry at the Royal Melbourne Hospital is a clinical unit of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, and a joint initiative between NorthWestern Mental Health and the University of Melbourne.

As a state-wide, specialist mental health service, we have been offering neuropsychiatric assessment and advice to psychiatric, neurological and other medical and mental health services for over 50 years. 

We employ a multidisciplinary approach, with our team having a high level of expertise and knowledge across the disciplines of neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, neurology, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work and specialist mental health and general nursing; working in partnership to provide patients and their families with the comprehensive assessment and management advice they deserve.

Today, Neuropsychiatry is recognised as a premier specialist service both nationally and internationally, not only providing outstanding care and treatment, but improving the outcomes for all through a comprehensive research program, and the training of our future workforce.


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For all referrals use our Neuropsychiatry referral form and email it to Neuropsychiatry at [email protected]. Referral criteria is available on the RMH Neuropsychiatry website.

Please note:

  • Referrals will only be considered as suitable for the Neuropsychiatry Service if a GP or medical specialist submits a completed referral form
  • For all enquiries, please phone us on (03) 9342 8750


Our aim is to enhance the lives of patients, their families and carers living with these devastating conditions through our research.

Younger onset dementia (YOD) is used to describe any form of dementia (a collection of symptoms caused by disorders affecting the brain) diagnosed in people under the age of 65. Younger onset dementia can be diagnosed in people in their 50s, 40s and even as early as their 30s.

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