Delivering a Healthy WA
North Metropolitan Health Service, Mental Health

Adult Mental Health Program

The Adult Mental Health program of North Metropolitan Health Service Mental Health (NMHS MH) provides inpatient, rehabilitation and community services through hospital inpatient units, rehabilitation centres and community clinics across the north metropolitan area.

Our mission is to create an environment where individuals, their families, communities, and services work together to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of all individuals in our care.

Services provided

Services provided by the Adult program are targeted at people 18 to 65 years of age with mental illness. Inpatient units provide voluntary and involuntary short-term inpatient management of adults during an acute phase of mental illness until sufficient recovery allows the person to be treated effectively in a community-based setting. Inpatient care is also provided for those patients who have long-term mental illness who are unable to cope within the range of community supported services. The Adult Hospital in the Home (HiTH) Service provides daily mental health care in the home of eligible consumers who would otherwise require admission to hospital.

NMHS Mental Health adult community clinical services provide a wide range of community services, including:

  • Emergency and non-urgent psychiatric services to adults aged 18 to 65 years who have a mental illness.
  • Mental health consultation, urgent and non-urgent assessments.
  • Multidisciplinary community rehabilitation services for the individual’s mental illness.

The goal of treatment is to work collaboratively with clients, families, carers and other organisations to improve health outcomes for these individuals.

Referrals to community services

Referrals to community mental health services can be made by individuals (self-referral), general practitioners, general hospitals and psychiatrists.

Referrals should be made directly to the relevant catchment area.

Please call the relevant Community Mental Health Service after you have sent the facsimile to confirm that the referral has been received.

Catchment Area Telephone Facsimile
Lower West 9489 7200 9489 7251
Joondalup 9406 7100 9406 7190
Stirling 9344 5400 9345 2631

Service locality guide

Further information

NMHS Adult Mental Health
Private Bag 1PO
Claremont WA 6910

Phone: (09) 6557 8000

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