See this listing of specialty services for mental health clients.
Aboriginal Liaison Officer
The Aboriginal Liaison Officer provides consultation and liaison services to all other mental health teams, aboriginal service youth and adult medical services and other stakeholders as required, to assist in the delivery of services that are sensitive to the social and cultural beliefs, values and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers, the consumer’s family, and their community in the ACT.
How to contact the Aboriginal Liaison Officer:
The Officer is located at the Winnunga Nimmityjah Medical Service. Ph: 6284 6257
The Dual Diagnosis Worker within Mental Health provides on-site consultation to clinicians, joint interviews with clinicians and clients, assessment of clients’ substance use, limited Motivational Interviewing based counselling, maintenance of an electronic resource for clinicians & consultation to policy makers. Training, advice and consultation to workers and clients of other government departments, community organisations and affiliated groups across the ACT is also provided. This also includes the provision of advice and liaison to the Alcohol & Drug Program and a fortnightly Mental Health Clinic at Directions ACT.
How to contact the Comorbidity/Dual Diagnosis Worker:
Phone 6205 2777
Dual Disability Service
The Dual Disability Service is a joint initiative between Mental Health ACT and Disability ACT. It is a specialist , cross-agency, consult liaison service providing comprehensive clinical assessment and psychiatric treatment to consumers with an intellectual disability and a mental illness (dual disability). The team is co-located with Disability ACT and provides mental health expertise, training and education to community professionals and carers assisting people with a dual disability. This multidisciplinary service collaborates with treating practitioners, families, carers and other relevant agencies. Currently, referred consumers are clinically managed by Mental Health ACT, Therapy ACT or living in a Disability ACT managed group home.
Hours: 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri excluding Public Holidays
Phone: 6207 8210 Fax: 6207 1371
Nature Conservation House
Cnr Emu Bank and Benjamin Way
BELCONNEN ACT 2617
Eating Disorders Program
A specialist, community-based, multidisciplinary team providing assessment and treatment programs for eating disorders. Team includes: psychiatrist, psychologists and allied health professionals. Outpatient and day programs are available to ACT residents.
Consultation/liaison is also available to health professionals.
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.
Contact: For an appointment phone 6205 1519 or fax: 6205 1152
Phillip Health Centre
Cnr Keltie and Corinna Streets
WODEN ACT 2606
Mental Health Service for People with Intellectual Disability
The Mental Health Service for People with Intellectual Disability is a specialist, cross-agency, consultation liaison service providing comprehensive clinical assessment and psychiatric treatment to consumers with an intellectual disability and a mental illness. The team provides mental health expertise, training and education to community professionals and support persons assisting people with an intellectual disability and a known or suspected mental illness. This multidisciplinary service collaborates with treating practitioners, families, support persons and other relevant agencies. Referrals can be made by contacting the Mental Health Service for People with Intellectual Disability team.
Location: Gungahlin Community Health Centre
Ph: (02) 6205 8210