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Mental Health Services

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Our mental health services

Our Health District provides a wide range of mental health services, right across Western NSW. On this page you can find information about:


Inpatient mental health services

The Western NSW Local Health District has acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation and state wide units. Services available at these locations are:

State Wide Units

Turon
Turon is a 16 bed state wide female rehabilitation unit with 24/7 inpatient service provision, located on Bloomfield campus.

Manara
Manara is a 16 bed state wide male rehabilitation unit with 24/7 inpatient service provision, located on Bloomfield campus.

Castlereagh
Castlereagh is a 20 bed state wide medium secure rehabilitation unit with 24/7 service provision, located on Bloomfield campus.


 Orange and region (Bloomfield)

The Orange region includes Parkes and Forbes. Inpatient services include​​ multidisciplinary care by nursing, psychiatry, medicine, clinical psychology, social work and occupational therapy. Care plans and interventions are tailored to suit the stage of change of the client.

Inpatient Units

Adult Acute Unit
The Adult Acute Unit is a 20 bed adult acute psychiatry 24/7 inpatient unit located on Bloomfield campus.

Subacute – Amaroo
Amaroo is a 16 bed sub-acute adult unit with 24/7 inpatients service provision, located on Bloomfield campus.

Mental Health Intension Care Unit (MHICU)
MHICU is an 8 bed adult intensive care unit with 24/7 inpatients service provision, located on Bloomfield campus.

Canobolas Unit
Canobolas Unit is a 20 bed rehabilitation unit located on Bloomfield campus.

Older Persons Acute Unit
This is a 12 bed Older Person’s Acute Unit with 24/7 inpatient service provision located in Lachlan Building on Bloomfield campus.

Older Persons Non-Acute Unit
This is a 16 bed Older Person’s Non-Acute Unit with 24/7 inpatient service provision located in Lachlan Building on Bloomfield campus.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Inpatient
This is a 10 bed Child and Adolescent Acute Psychiatric Unit located in the Orange Health Service.


 

Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Involuntary Drug and Alcohol treatment
This is an 8 bed inpatient service for Drug and Alcohol consumers located on Bloomfield campus.

Contact Details

Lachlan Building
   Bloomfield Hospital
(02) 6369 8000


Forensic Inpatient Unit

Macquarie Unit
Macquarie unit is a 20 bed medium secure forensic unit with 24/7 inpatient service provision, located in the Windermere Building on Bloomfield campus.

Contact Details


Dubbo and Region

Adult Acute
Dubbo Adult Acute is an 18 bed 24/7 inpatient psychiatry unit covering Dubbo region and provides consultation liaison service to ED and a 7 day follow up of discharged clients and outpatients.

Dubbo Recovery and Rehabilitation Unit
Dubbo Recovery and Rehabilitation unit is running as a sub-acute 10 bed unit in partnership with Neami National and located on the ground of Dubbo Hospital. The partnership agreement is contracted until June 2016.

Dubbo Mental Health Service

Contact Details

41 Bultje Street
   Dubbo 2830
(02) 6881 4000
(02) 6841 5557


Bathurst and Region

Panorama Recovery and Rehabilitation Unit​​​​
Panorama is a non-acute rehabilitation and recovery unit focussing on programs for inpatient and day patients and operates 24/7 on the Bathurst Hospital campus.

Bathurst Hospital

Contact Details

Bathurst NSW 2795
(02) 6330 5809
(02) 6334 4013

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Community mental health services

These services include assessment, treatment and referral of people suffering from depression and/or major mental illness. There is a mental health crisis intervention for all age groups in life crisis situations. The community mental health teams also manage and provide clinical support and clinical supervision to the smaller mental health teams in the smaller towns.


 Orange and Region

A large community mental health, drug and alcohol service operates out of Orange and outreaches to Orange and Blayney, Lucknow, Spring Hill, Millthorpe and Molong. The nodes of Orange hub include Parkes and Forbes and they provide outreach services to other small towns.

Orange Community Mental Health Team

Contact Details

Curran Centre
145-147 March Street
   Orange NSW 2800
(02) 6360 8000
(02) 6361 3592

Cadia House
89 March Street
   Orange NSW 2800
(02) 6363 1744
(02) 6361 1457

Infant Child Youth and Family Mental Health Services
The Child and Adolescent Community Mental Health Service provides specialist assessment, intervention and treatment for children, young people and their families/carers who have or are at risk of developing mental health illness or disorders.

The core business of the Child and Adolescent Team is to provide a comprehensive mental health service to children and young people up to the age of 17/18 years with moderate to severe mental health problems and their families/carers.

Orange Hospital

Contact Details

Satellite Housing Integrated Programmed Support (SHIPS)

This is a recovery-focussed rehabilitation program which includes in-house living skills assessment, formulation of care plan, regular psychiatric clinics and referrals to Non-Government Organisations.

Contact Details

Endeavour House
35 Sampson Street
   Orange NSW 2800
(02) 6362 9182
(02) 6361 7361

Kite Street Community Health Centre
Provides psychosocial drug and alcohol services, including specialist cannabis services, and opioid treatment services.

Contact Details

96 Kite St
   Orange NSW 2800
(02) 6392 8600
(02) 6392 8630

Forbes Community Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Team
This service provides mental health services to Forbes, with outreach to Eugowra, Tottenham, Trundle, Tullamore, with support also provided to Condobolin. 

Drug and alcohol services include counselling and Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST), with OST outreach to Parkes, Tottenham, Trundle, Tullamore and Condobolin.

Contact Details

Cnr Elgin and Church Streets
   Forbes NSW 2871
(02) 6850 2233
(02) 6852 3101

Parkes Community Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Team
This service provides mental health services to Parkes, with outreach services to Peak Hill/Alectown, Lake Cargelligo and Condobolin.

Drug and alcohol services include counselling, with outreach services to Tottenham, Trundle, Tullamore and Peak Hill.

Contact Details

2 Morrisey Way
   Parkes NSW 2870
(02) 6861 2570
(02) 6862 4078

Dubbo and Region

A thriving regional city, Dubbo services a huge geographical area – one-third of NSW. Dubbo is located at the intersection of major routes for road, rail and air transport. Recent growth has seen the city’s population exceed 41,000 with a catchment population of nearly 120,000. The traditional owners are the Tubbagah People of the Wiradjuri Nation.

Dubbo and region includes the communities of Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Lightning Ridge, Mudgee, Narromine, Nyngan, Rylstone, Walgett and Wellington, and other smaller communities. The nodes of Dubbo hub include Wellington, Bourke and Lightning Ridge and they provide outreach services to other small towns.

Community and inpatient services operate in Dubbo and outreaches to Wellington, Narromine, Nyngan, Gilgandra, Trangie, Warren, Gulargambone and Cobar.

Dubbo Community Mental Health Team
The service includes health promotion and prevention, infant child, youth and family mental health services, adult mental health services and specialist mental health services for older people.

Contact Details

41 Bultje Street
   Dubbo 2830
(02) 6881 4000

Lightning Ridge Community Mental Health Team
This service provides outreach services to Collarenebri, Walgett, and Goodooga.

Contact Details

Cnr Opal Street & Pandora Street
(02) 6829 9900

Bourke Community Mental Health Team
This service provides outreach services to Bourke and Brewarrina.

Contact Details

26 Tarcoon Street
   Bourke NSW 2840
(02) 6870 8899


Bathurst and Region

A large community mental health, drug and alcohol service operates out of Bathurst and outreaches to Oberon and anywhere with the 2795 post code. The nodes of Bathurst hub include Mudgee and Cowra and they provide outreach services to small towns (including Oberon).

Bathurst Community Mental Health Team

Contact Details

Bathurst Hospital
 Howick Street
   Bathurst NSW 2795
(02) 6330 5850
(02) 6334 2040

Mudgee Community Mental Health Team
This service provides outreach services to Coolah, Dunedoo, Gulgong and Mudgee.

Contact Details

Cnr Church and Market Streets
   Mudgee NSW 2850
(02) 6378 6236

Rylstone Community Health Centre

Contact Details

Fitzgerald Street
   Rylstone NSW 2849
(02) 6357 8150

Cowra Community Mental Health Team

Contact Details

“Gumbuya”
   Young Road
   Cowra NSW 2794
(02) 6340 9050
(02) 6341 4149

Mental Health Emergency Care Rural Access Program - MHEC-RAP

The Mental Health Emergency Care Rural Access Program is an emergency service that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

MHEC-RAP aims to enhance the management of mental health emergencies occurring throughout the Western NSW and Far West Local Health Districts by offering equitable access to specialist mental health assessment and treatment services.

MHEC-RAP does this by utilising Telehealth technology to respond to mental health emergencies that are unpredictable, can occur any time and require immediate assessment. MHEC-RAP provides Telehealth assessments by phone and videoconference equipment located in local NSW Health facilities.

MHEC-RAP is a part of the State Mental Health Telephone Access Line service which was outlined in NSW: A New Direction for Mental Health (June 2006).

The NSW Government made a commitment to establish a 24 hour state wide mental health telephone advice, triage and referral service, staffed by mental health clinicians and which would link into the National Health Call Centre Network.

MHEC-RAP has been well adopted by rural and remote Emergency Departments for the management and care of mental health emergencies. MHEC-RAP is well situated to provide timely and appropriate emergency mental health care when none is available locally.

If you would like to contact MHEC-RAP please phone 1800 011 511.

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District-wide and specialist mental health services and programs

Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People (SMHSOP)

This service responds to the needs of older people and offers assessment and care coordination, challenging behaviours program, education/therapy/counselling and access to acute inpatient care on Bloomfield campus. This program works closely with aged care services and also has single workers in some towns across the region.


 

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP)

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program is a NSW funded program which has been in operation since 2007. The program was initiated in response to the enduring drought and the effect on the rural populations of NSW. The program has continued with an emphasis on rural and remote communities and cohorts involved in agricultural and primary industries. The emphasis has now shifted to changing environmental and climatic conditions.

Contact Details

Orange and Region
Dianne Gill
dianne.gill@health.nsw.gov.au


Health Promotion Prevention and Early Intervention

This team is based in Dubbo to support clinical teams in the region to enhance well-being in the community with such programs as the Family and Carer Mental Health Program, Social Inclusion Programs, Arts and Health Program, Physical Health Programs, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), and Drug Action programs.


Specialist Infant Child Youth and Family Services

The Child and Adolescent Community Mental Health Service provides specialist assessment, intervention and treatment for children, young people and their families/carers who have or are at risk of developing mental health illness or disorders.

The core business of the Child and Adolescent Team is to provide a comprehensive mental health service to children and young people up to the age of 17/18 years with moderate to severe mental health problems and their families/carers.

Specialist Infant Child Youth and Family Services

Contact Details

Orange Health Service
(02) 6369 7320


SAFE START

This program aims to improve Mental Health Outcomes for Parents and Infants by early identification of families with complex needs who may have difficulties providing a safe and nurturing environment for their children. It brings together initiatives from Health’s Primary Health and Community Partnerships Branch and Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office. Providing support for infants, children and parents, beginning during pregnancy, including their physical and mental health, is a key priority of the NSW Government.


Youth Care Link

NSW is taking a systematic approach to developing and strengthening mental health services for young people by implementing the strategy within NSW: A new direction for Mental Health is the Youth Mental Health Services Model for NSW. This is being developed to meet the needs of young people aged 14 to 24 years by increasing early access to mental health services and by increasing the understanding and capacity of other services that also work with youth through health promotion, education and consultation.

The Youth Care Link Service targets young people aged between 14 to 24 years with emerging mental health problems who can ‘fall between the gaps’ between child and adolescent services and adult services which can significantly delay them receiving appropriate intervention.


Pine Lodge

The Pine Lodge Youth Day Program team take a holistic view of recovery and see it as a process that may take time. Planned interventions take place as part of the group program based at Pine Lodge. These group programs are an important part of treatment in promoting recovery and will provide young persons with clinical groups, physical activity, education and contact with other young people with similar experiences. It also helps young people in recovery maintain social skills, develop new skills and build a positive attitude towards the future.

Contact Details

Pine Lodge
(02) 6369 8067


School-Link

The School-Link Program is a state-wide initiative funded by NSW Health working in partnership with NSW Department of Education and other services. This collaboration aims to improve mental health for children and young people, as well as enhancing partnerships between child and adolescent mental health services, local schools and TAFE colleges.

Key Focus Areas of the School-Link Program in Western NSW Local Health District are:

  • Developing clearer pathways to care for children and young people with mental health problems
  • Supporting mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention programs in schools and TAFE
  • Training for school and TAFE staff, child and adolescent mental health staff and other workers on mental health and wellbeing
  • Enhancing consultation, liaison, referral, and support between health and education staff

For more information contact your local School-Link Coordinators:

Contact Details

Matt Sharkey
School-Link Coordinator
(02) 6881 4076
 matt.sharkey@health.nsw.gov.au

Cathie Matthews
School-Link Coordinator & Speech Pathologist
(02) 6360 8000
 cathie.matthews@health.nsw.gov.au


Getting on Track in Time - Got It! Program

Getting on Track in Time - Got It! is a school based mental health early intervention program implemented by the NSW Department of Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), in partnership with the NSW Department of Education. It aims to reduce the prevalence of conduct problems and prevent the development of severe behaviour problems such as conduct disorder in young children. Got It! is a multilevel, multidisciplinary early intervention program targeting children in the first three years of school, as well as their parents, teachers and the school community.

Contact Details

Specialist Infant Child Youth and Family Services
(02) 6369 7320


 

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Private mental health services in our district

Dudley Clinic is a private, 13 bed mental health facility located within Dudley Private Hospital. All patients are admitted on a voluntary basis to the clinic under the care of a Specialist Psychiatrist who is supported by a team of highly trained nurses, psychologists and other Allied Health professionals.

Contact Details

Dudley Private Hospital
261 March Street
Orange NSW 2800

(02) 6362 8122

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