Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit

The Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (AMHRU) is a specialist mental health inpatient rehabilitation unit for up to 20 patients.

The Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (AMHRU) is a specialist mental health inpatient rehabilitation unit for up to 20 patients.

We provide care and support for people with enduring or persistent mental health conditions who require extended hospital stays between 3 and 12 months. We focus on supported therapeutic living to help you return to independent living with support from the community.

The unit is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by nurses who work with a range of dedicated mental health professionals. These include psychiatrists, psychiatry registrars, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, arts therapists and allied health assistants.

Our team also includes a dietician, an exercise physiologist and an alcohol and drug nurse to provide an overall holistic approach to care and treatment.

Referrals to the unit are accepted through an acute mental health facility, ACT community mental health teams and GPs.

Please contact the Clinical Nurse Consultant on 02 5124 0220 for more information.

Therapeutic services

Please use the information below for a full list of therapeutic services offered at the AMHRU.

Group services

  • group programs
  • recreational groups
  • creative arts groups
  • medication and other medical interventions
  • health education
  • psychological therapies
  • physical therapies – sensory modulation and exercise programs
  • pre-vocational and vocational training -job readiness and budget skills
  • social skills training
  • community based activities

Individual services

  • daily living activities
  • skills training
  • supportive counselling, motivational interviewing and coaching
  • illness management
  • functional assessments
  • psychological testing and therapies
  • occupational therapies
Recovery Process

We use a range of techniques to help you recover from your mental health condition.

The Recovery Star Model helps you measure your recovery progress within 10 areas of your life.

These include managing mental health, physical health and self-care, living skills, social networks, work, relationships, addictive behaviour, responsibilities, identity and self esteem and trust and hope.

You are also required to identify recovery goals, as part of your Recovery Care Plan. This plan is developed in collaboration with your rehabilitation team and significant others to help you establish psychological, emotional and daily activity skills.

Your Recovery Care Plan also identifies tailored groups and interventions, as well as various social activities to encourage you to participate in community engagement.

We also hold regular Collaborative Recovery Review meetings with you and your support network to review your progress and ensure all recovery goals, treatment and discharge planning dates are achievable and effective.

Page last updated on: 30 Nov 2018