Psychology

Psychologists at Peninsula Health provide expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and provision of therapy/intervention for people presenting with emotional challenges related to medical conditions and/or mental health disorders. Psychologists evaluate the psychological needs of each patient or client and provide evidence-based therapy and interventions in order to contribute to the client’s health and well being.
Our Psychologists have different specialisations that pertain to their work within a specific area. These include:

  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • Health Psychologists
  • General Registered Psychologists

We are committed to safe, personal, effective and connected care for every person, every time. We are committed to the delivery of high quality psychology input, where clients can access psychology intervention at ease and benefit from it.

Patients and Clients

Our Clinical and General Psychologists currently provide services in:

  • Subacute Services: Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre
  • Mental Health service: Emergency Department and Inpatients
  • Community Health: Frankston, Mornington, Hastings, and Rosebud
  • Ambulatory Services, Persisting Pain Service: Mornington
  • Acute Outpatients, Diabetes Service: Frankston Hospital

Our Neuropsychologists provide services in:

  • Acute Services: Frankston Hospital and Rosebud Hospital
  • Subacute Services: Golf Links Road, Mornington, Rosebud Hospital
  • Mental Health service: Inpatients and Community
  • Ambulatory Services, CDAMS: Mornington
  • Community Rehabilitation Program: Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre

Peninsula Health Psychologists

Psychologists at Peninsula Health sit within their operational program and provide services within that program. Some programs have a large number of psychologists, such as Community Health, and in other programs there are smaller numbers. Our professional connection across the network is very important to us and we aim to create a Psychology community feeling that is led by a strong sense of professional identity. We support the development of psychologists within the organisation by establishing supervision structures and professional development opportunities as well as opportunities to collaborate and share with each other. Our Psychology Leadership Team aims to ensure that professional governance is well established and that Psychology is represented in key organisational matters.

Psychology Students

There are several Psychology/Neuropsychology opportunities for student placement. This is organised through your educational provider.

Links and Resources

In this section, you will find some links for resources for mental health well being. These resources are guidelines only. If you are feeling distressed and in need of support please visit your GP to discuss a referral to a psychologist or other treatment options. If you are experiencing a crisis please call lifeline’s 24 hour Crises Support and Suicide Prevention Helpline on 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Clicking on the links below will take you to the websites.

(Please note, these are not PH websites. PH cannot take responsibility for the content provided)

Contact Us

Accessing Psychology input:

  • Community Health: We have psychologists across a wide number of Community Health Services, including Counselling, Alcohol and Other Drugs (FamDAS), Children’s, Family Violence, NDIS, and Forensic Mental Health. You can self-refer to most services or be referred by your GP or another health worker. Referrals are made through ACCESS.Community Health’s reach spans across the Peninsula, with services provided from four sites – Frankston, Mornington, Hastings, and Rosebud
  • Inpatient Psychology: In these settings, psychologists can provide care during your stay. They work as part of the multidisciplinary team. Patients who are admitted as an inpatient in acute or subacute will be referred to Neuropsychology/Psychology by their care team if the need arises.
  • Ambulatory Care and Community Rehabilitation Program: These services are provided at Mornington and Golf Links Road, respectively. At Mornington we have Clinical psychology input as part of the Persisting Pain Management Service and Neuropsychology input at the Cognitive, Dementia, and Memory Service. At the Community Rehabilitation Program, situated at Golf Links Road, we offer a Neuropsychology service. If you are a client of these programs you can access these services as part of your care plan which is developed during your pathway with the service.
  • Mental Health: We offer Clinical Psychology in the acute wards and Neuropsychology services for both the acute wards and community programs. If you are a client of these programs you can access these services as part of your care plan.