The Community Integrated Mental Health Teams are multidisciplinary teams which provide treatment for consumers which aims to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental illness.
The teams are committed to providing high quality, individualised evidence based care in partnership with consumers, families, carers and other services. The teams are committed to recovery based care, and are responsive to the changing demographics of the community they serve.
The Community Integrated Mental Health Teams consist of social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, nurses and medical professionals.
The Community Integrated Mental Health Teams provide non-urgent assessment, treatment, case management and support services to people with a mental illness. The length of time case management services are provided to a person varies according to clinical need.
* education regarding mental illness, treatment options, and management of medication including side effects
* social skills training and improving quality of life with collaborative goal planning with consumers and carers
* addressing holistic health needs in collaboration with private providers including general practitioners
* internal consultation may be sought from a range of specialist clinicians including: drug and alcohol, transcultural and bilingual, eating disorders and gender sensitivity
* Primary Care Partnership (PCP) clinicians provide assessment and treatment recommendations for consumers managed by general practitioners. This service promotes ongoing recovery in the private sector and has an education function to encourage appropriate mental health care from external health care professionals
* Homeless Outreach Psychiatric (HOPS) clinicians provide specialist input for consumers who are homeless, are at risk of homelessness, or have a history of itinerancy. HOPS clinicians provide flexible support to this marginalised population and are active members within the network of homeless support agencies, including housing services, physical health monitoring, Centrelink and other relevant community services.
Families and carers are encouraged to participate in an individual's recovery process and education. Information on health management, treatment progress, medication and associated side effects can be made available in a variety of languages.
|City of Maribyrnong and Hobson's Bay||City of Wyndham|
Phone: 9928 7444||
Phone: 8734 1550|
|Fax: 9687 7130||
Fax: 8734 1560|
After hours: 1300 657 259||
After hours: 1300 657 259 |
|Contact hours: 9am to 5pm||Contact hours: 9am to 5pm|
Referrals: Please contact Psychiatric Triage on 1300 657 259||Referrals: Please contact Psychiatric Triage on 1300 657 259|
94 Nicholson St Footscray VIC 3011
117-129 Warringa Crescent Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029
(Enter thrugh ISIS primary care and turn left)
|Car-parking: On street parking available, or pay parking at Footscray Plaza ||Car-parking: Parking in ISIS primary care car-park|
Train: Short walk from Footscray Railway Station
Bus: Routes 410,261,219,220,414,411,412
Train: Werribee Railway Sation or Hoppers Crossing Railway Station (and take bus route 437)
Bus: Route 437 (Stop ID: 6281)
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