Youth Mental Health


16 – 25 years

Mental Health Telephone Triage – 1300 792 977

  • Available 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Accessible to people of all ages
  • Comprehensive and timely telephone assistance
  • A review of a persons current mental health
  • Provides expert review for all age groups drawing on age related expertise
  • Referring the person to the most appropriate assessment and treatment option and/or assist with linkages to external service providers, where appropriate

Mental Health Consultant Liaison

  • Provides face-to-face assessment, treatment and planning
  • Within the Emergency Department and general hospital
  • Provides support, advice and guidance to carers and families
  • Following assessment, referrals will be made to the most appropriate treatment options and/or assist with linkages to external service providers, where appropriate

Youth Prevention & Recovery Care (YPARC)

    • 24 hours, 7 days a week
    • A 10-bed short term recovery focussed residential facility
    • Run in partnership with MIND and Mentis Assist
    • In a residential setting for people experiencing significant mental health conditions that require clinical and/or psychosocial interventions
    • An alternative to hospital admission.

Youth Community Mental Health Program

Assessment and Intensive Treatment:

  • Provides assessment and assertive community short term interventions for people who are experiencing an acute phase of illness

Community Treatment:

  • Provides short-medium term treatment, case management and care interventions for people with prolonged mental illness

Hospital Outreach Post-Suicidal Engagement (HOPE) Team

  • Community based team who work with people aged 18 years and over
  • Target group are people who have attempted suicide or been identified as being at risk of suicide at point of referral into the service
  • Aimed at people who do NOT require ongoing or immediate, intensive mental health support which would be provided by another community team
  • Intervention and support is provided up to 90 days, with referral and linkage to other supports
  • Team includes mental health clinicians, access to psychiatry support and carer peer support

Peer Workforce

  • A Peer Worker is a person who has a lived or is living with a personal experience of mental health issues.
  • A Family Carer Peer Worker is a person who is in a caring role or who has previously cared for a person with mental health issues.

Police Ambulance & Clinician Early Response (PACER)

  • A collaborative early intervention service between Peninsula Health Mental Health Service, Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria that respond to high risk community situations.
  • For people experiencing a mental health crisis, supporting access from police custody or ambulance care to the appropriate mental health care.

Need help now?

Call Mental Health Telephone Triage on 1300 792 977 or Emergency on 000, or Lifeline 13 11 14

All access to Peninsula Health Mental Health Service is through Mental Health Telephone Triage who will direct you to the appropriate mental health program or community supports.

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