Western Health provides mental health and wellbeing services for people living in western metropolitan Melbourne.
We deliver a range of specialist, community, and hospital-based mental health services for people who are experiencing, or at risk of developing serious mental ill-health.
We work with people who have a range of diagnoses, such as:
Those at risk of harm to themselves or others
Those with more than one disorder, including drug and alcohol-related issues
Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (AMHRU)
Behavioral Assessment and Specialist Intervention Consultations Service (BASICS)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service (CAPS)
Community Care Unit (CCU)
Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service
Consultation Liaison (CL) Psychiatry Service
Emergency Mental Health (EMH) Service
Harvester Private Consulting Suites
HOPE Team (Hospital Outreach Post-Suicidal Engagement)
Intensive Community Treatment (ICT)
Older Adult Mental Health Inpatient Units (Sunshine Aged Persons Mental Health Unit (APMHU))
Perinatal Mental Health Service
Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC)
Sunshine Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre
Yanna Yanna Women’s Prevention and Recovery Care (WPARC)
We provide a range of acute, specialist, residential, community, inpatient and mental health support services across the western suburbs of Melbourne.
As of 1 July 2023, Western Health is a newly designated Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. This means that many of our consumers have previously received treatment, care and support from NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH), a part of the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
This change has occurred as a result of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System and affects people who live in western metropolitan Melbourne.
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We will keep you and your support network informed if any other changes occur.
Your patient history and all relevant medical records have been securely transferred to Western Health to ensure they are up to date and accurate
You can access Western Health emergency departments
Access and referrals to current services have not changed.
Referrals can only be made via the mental health triage number on 1300 874 243.
GP Support: GPs wanting to ask any questions relating to change of services, please email [email protected]
Western Health provides comprehensive care to a rapidly growing, multicultural community of more than a million Melburnians. Our care is provided across four acute public hospitals – Sunshine Hospital, Footscray Hospital, Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh Hospital – as well as operating the Sunbury Day Hospital and numerous community-based and outreach health services. It also manages the Joan Kirner Woman’s and Children’s at Sunshine Hospital. Our mental health and wellbeing services provide a recovery-oriented approach to care and are located in our hospitals, and at many locations in the community.