SAAPU is a 29-bed unit that provides acute mental health support to consumers between the ages of 18-65 years old.
When a consumer is admitted to SAAPU, they are allocated a medical team as well as an occupational therapist and social worker to address their functional and psycho-social needs.
Consumers also have access to a psychologist and a large lived experience workforce while admitted to SAAPU.
SAAPU has two sensory rooms (one in ICA and one in LDU) to assist consumers to manage stressors and to develop coping strategies around emotional regulation.
SAAPU runs a daily group program with activities tailored to social, creative and health to assist people with developing meaning and purpose as well as combating social isolation.
SAAPU is unique because of the team. Staff at SAAPU truly believe in a recovery approach and respect each discipline’s clinical judgement. The consumer is placed at the centre of their care and all team members work creatively and tirelessly to meet the demands of the unit while putting the consumer first.