Delivering a Healthy WA
North Metropolitan Health Service, Mental Health

Statewide and Tertiary Mental Health Services

Neurosciences Unit (NSU)

The Neurosciences Unit (NSU) is governed by the North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) Mental Health, Public Health and Ambulatory Care (PHAC) and is located on the Graylands Health Campus.

The Neurosciences Unit is a specialist statewide, community based mental health service, headed by a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist. We provide specialist consultation, assessments and support to people who have, or may have, cognitive (thinking) impairment or neurological conditions. We work with children, teenagers, adults and older adults.

Services Provided

We have two allied health assessment only general diagnostic programs:

Paediatric (aged 6-18 years)

Adult (all ages)

Available to young people with neurological, genetic, neurodevelopmental and or mental health disorders with associated cognitive impairment. Staffed by neuropsychologists, speech pathologists, an educational & developmental psychologist and social work.

Available to individuals with cognitive impairment resulting from various medical, neurological, genetic, neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders (e.g. stroke, dementia, alcohol dependence, acquired brain injury, chronic schizophrenia etc.). Staffed by neuropsychologists and speech pathologists.

We have two assessment and case management programs:

Huntington’s disease (HD)

Young Onset Dementia

Available to patients with Huntington’s disease and their families/carers. Services and support are available throughout the course of the disease (premanifest and manifest stages). Staffed by a sessional neurologist, sessional psychiatrists, social workers, speech pathologists, and neuropsychologists. International research opportunities are also available.

Available to people with possible young onset dementia (under 65 years of age). Clients are managed by the sessional neurologist (including  after they reach 65 years of age).   Social work, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and speech pathology input is provided as needed.

We have two predictive testing (genetic counselling) programs for adults aged 18+:
We work closely with Genetic Services WA and PathWest for our genetic counselling programs.

Huntington’s disease

Familial dementias

Available to families with a history of HD. The individual will be seen by a social worker but may also see a sessional neurologist or psychiatrist.

Available to people with a family history of neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. some forms of frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease; familial Alzheimer’s disease; Spinocerebellar Ataxia etc.).  

Please note that we do not provide emergency medical or mental health services.

Referrals

We accept referrals from general practitioners (GPs), private and public hospitals/agencies/medical specialists/consultants, not-for-profit organisations, and community based services. Clients may self-refer for the Predictive Testing program.

If you would like to make a referral to one of our general diagnostic programs, please select from one of the following referral forms.

Referrals can be forwarded “Attn: Team Leader” to the address below. To make a referral to any other program, please phone the Unit on (08) 9347 6464. A professional from one of our programs is available to discuss possible referrals during clinic operating hours (08:30 to 17:00).

Waitlists apply. Please enquire with our service for more information.

Neurosciences Unit
Cnr Mooro Drive & John XXIII Avenue,
Mount Claremont, WA 6010
PO Private Bag No 1,
Claremont, WA 6910
T: +61 8 9347 6464
F: +61 8 9385 6813
E: Graylands.Neurosciences@health.wa.gov.au

Neurosciences Unit map

Nearest train station: Karrakatta
Nearest bus stop: Bus route 28 Stop #19479
Mooro Drive after Camelia Ave, Mount Claremont.

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