Specialty Services

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

Dual Diagnosis

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

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

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