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Adult (16 – 64 years) Mental Health Services

Adult Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit, Frankston Hospital Ward 2 West I Adult Community Mental Health Service I Residential Rehabilitation for Adults – Community Care Unit I A-PARC I MH HARP

 

Adult Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit, Frankston Hospital Ward 2 West

The Acute Adult Inpatient Unit, also known as 2 West, is a 29 bed unit located at Frankston Hospital providing person centred mental health assessment and recovery focused treatment to people aged 16 to 64 years during an acute phase of a person’s mental illness.

All urgent or non-urgent referrals to the Peninsula Health Mental Health Service are through Mental Health Telephone Triage on 1300 792 977 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

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Adult Community Mental Health Service

All urgent or non-urgent referrals to the Peninsula Health Mental Health Service are through Mental Health Telephone Triage on 1300 792 977 (24 hours, 7 days a week). We do not provide a walk-in service.

The Adult Community Mental Health Program is comprised of three specialist multidisciplinary integrated, regionally defined teams providing recovery support to clients generally aged 26-64 years. The teams provide extended hour’s acute response and support to the region across the age spectrum. In addition, the teams provide GPs and other primary health providers with support for diagnostic clarification, medication and treatment recommendations.

This integrated program provides urgent acute responses, brief interventions and recovery support for those living within the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula catchment areas.

The Acute response ensures that individuals referred to the service who are experiencing a serious mental health crisis or a relapse of a mental illness have easy and seamless access to treatment and support based on their needs.

Recovery involves clinicians and consumers/carers working together to identify and work on goals as well as providing a range of therapies that have been found to be helpful to others recovering from mental health problems.

Primary Mental Health non-urgent assessments are available to support GPs and other primary health providers for diagnostic clarification, medication advice and treatment recommendations.

If further help is needed from Peninsula Health Mental Health Service after discharge, the consumer, family member and/or nominated person/s are encouraged to re-contact our service to facilitate support to be provided as soon as possible.

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Community Care Unit – Residential Rehabilitation for Adults

The Peninsula Health Mental Health Service Community Care Unit (CCU) consists of nine purpose built residences in a cluster arrangement in a residential street in Frankston. The Unit provides short to medium term residential, recovery focused psychosocial rehabilitation for 20 clients.

All urgent or non-urgent referrals to the Peninsula Health Mental Health Service are through Mental Health Telephone Triage on 1300 792 977 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

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A-PARC – Adult Prevention and Recovery Care

Frankston A-PARC is a 10 bedroom, short-term Step Up/Step Down residential facility. The recovery-focused service is a collaborative partnership between Peninsula Health Mental Health Service and Mental Illness Fellowship (MIF). Team members include clinical staff from PHMHS and Community Mental Health Practitioners from MIF.

PARCs are often called ‘Step Up/Step Down’ programs as they meet the needs of people living in local communities who require short-term Recovery focused residential support to prevent deterioration or relapse of mental illness which may lead to a hospital admission (Step Up) and people who no longer need to be in hospital, but would benefit from short term Recovery focused treatment and support, in a residential setting after discharge from hospital (Step Down).

All urgent or non-urgent referrals to Peninsula Health Mental Health Service are through Mental Health Telephone Triage on 1300 792 977 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

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MH HARP – Mental Health Hospital Admissions Reduction Program

The Mental Health Hospital Admissions Reduction Program (MH HARP) provides short-term, recovery-focused care, and supports clients with complex needs who frequently present to the Emergency Department. The team works closely with other Peninsula Health services, emergency services, General Practitioners and local community services. The MH HARP aims to work with consumers to develop their ability to independently manage their mental health condition and other needs, to support consumers to connect with other relevant local services, to work closely consumers family or carer, with their consent, to support the family or carer and help them to understand the consumers needs, to help consumers find alternatives to the Emergency Department for support and treatment where appropriate.

All urgent or non-urgent referrals to the Peninsula Health Mental Health Service are through Mental Health Telephone Triage on 1300 792 977 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

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