Delivering a Healthy WA
North Metropolitan Health Service, Mental Health

Statewide and Tertiary Mental Health Services

State Forensic Mental Health Service (SFMHS)

The State Forensic Mental Health Service (SFMHS) provides high quality humane healthcare for mentally unwell people in Western Australia within the criminal justice system. This includes remandees, detainees, prisoners, court attendees and those subject to the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1996 (CLMIA 1996).

Services are delivered by interdisciplinary teams. Care is person-centred to meet individual needs to enhance the wellbeing and safety of the individual and our community.

Our Mission

Reducing Risk through Care

Our Values

Caring: placing consumers first, helping and support, providing holistic care, creating and maintain positive relations.

Safety: Maintain security, sharing responsibility and speaking up.

Respect: Actively listening, being punctual, being courteous and valuing others.

Integrity: Maintaining confidentiality, being honest and setting a positive example.

Team Work: Recognising and supporting others, adhering to decisions, acting collaboratively and participating.

Professionalism: Communicating, being accountable, being trustworthy and sharing.

Services Provided

  • Acute inpatient (The Frankland Centre): A high secure forensic inpatient unit with 30 beds currently located on Graylands Campus. Referrals are state wide and come from the Courts (Hospital Orders) and the Prisons.
  • Forensic Non Acute Inpatient Service (Rehab Program): An 8 bed open unit on the Graylands site which provides medium to long term rehabilitative care for forensic patients.
  • Community Forensic Mental Health Service (CFMHS): The CFMHS administration base is at Moore House, Graylands campus. It operates from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. The CFMHS provides:
    • Assertive case management for individuals living in the Perth Metropolitan area who have severe and enduring mental illness and present as high risk of serious reoffending in the community.
    • A Court Liaison Service to all the Courts in Western Australia; in person to Metropolitan Courts, and via videoconference to Regional Courts. The Court Liaison Service also assesses individuals arrested by the police who are in police custody at Northbridge lock-up and are suspected of being acutely mentally ill.
    • Consultation liaison service to local mental health services.
  • Mental Health Court (Start Court): A dedicated specialist mental health Court located at Central Law Courts which provides assistance, support and specialist community treatment programs for individuals facing criminal charges with a mental illness (Operates Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm).
  • Children’s Court Program (Links): A specialist program (Links) for adolescents facing criminal charges with suspected mental health needs which provides assessment, support and referral (Operates Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm).
  • Prisons: A prison outreach program where psychiatric clinics are provided in the metropolitan prisons and three regional prisons to assist the Prison Medical Service in providing appropriate psychiatric follow-up for prisoners with significant but stable psychiatric conditions.


Inpatient Unit, Frankland Centre and Hutchison
Graylands Hospital
Brockway Rd, Mt Claremont, WA 6010
Contact: 9347 6960
Fax: 9347 6989

SFMHS Executive Team
Moore House
Graylands Hospital
Brockway Rd, Mt Claremont, WA 6010
Contact: 9347 6536
Fax: 9347 6949 (This fax machine is not confidential – please do not send any patient information)

Community Forensic Mental Health Service
Moore House
Graylands Hospital
Brockway Rd, Mt Claremont, WA 6010
Contact: 9347 6312
Fax 9347 6324

Start Court
Start Court Clinical Team
Magistrates Court
501 Hay Street, Perth 6000
Contact: 9224 2028
Fax: 9224 3828

SFMHS Executive Team
Edward Petch
Director SFMHS 
Contact: 9347 6536

Christina Bygrave
Service Manager SFMHS
Contact: 9347 6536

Lesley Barr
Nurse Director SFMHS
Contact: 9347 6536

Mark Hills
Service Coordinator
Contact: 9347 6536

Mailing Address:
PO Box Private Bag #1
Claremont WA 6910

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