The Community Care Units (CCU) provide longer term recovery and treatment services for consumers who require psychosocial rehabilitation.
The CCU is made up of small houses, some of which are shared and some individual, set in tranquil gardens near the Werribee River.
This residential based, recovery and rehabilitation service caters for up to 20 people. It is staffed 24 hours a day by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, and medical staff.
Individuals who need psychosocial rehabilitation are provided with strategies and holistic interventions to support their wellbeing.
* education regarding mental illness, treatment options, and managememt of medication including side effects
* basic life skills training
* health and fitness, diet, sleep and exercises
* drug and alcohol management
* lifestyle programs
* financial counselling
* community integration and involvement with self-help or chronic illness support groups
Families and carers are encouraged to participate in an individual's recovery process. Information on health management, treatment progress, medications and associated side effects can be made available. Families and carers are encouraged to visit, and week leave is available.
Contact details and transport information:
Phone (24 hours): (03) 9974 8111|
|Referrals: Contact Psychiatric Triage on
1300 657 259|
Visiting hours: 12pm - 8pm or by negotiation with staff|
|Address: 131 - 135 Synott Street, Werribee, VIC 3030|
|Car-parking: Free on-site car-parking available|
Train: 15 minute walk from Werribee Train Station|
Bus: Bus route 442 (stop corner of Bridge St/Synnot St) |
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