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Adult Community (in the home) Mental Health Services

Adult Community (in the home) Mental Health Services

The Adult Community (in the home) Mental Health Service is a regional service with offices located in Ballarat, Ararat and Horsham.  This is a community-focused team which provides specialist mental health services for people aged 26-64 years.

Local call

1300 661 323

24 hours a day

Seven days a week

Who can refer to Adult Mental Health Services?

Anyone may make a referral for themselves or someone they are concerned about.

What do Adult Mental Health Services provide?

  • Evidence based, family inclusive, biopsychosocial treatment within a recovery focus model.
  • Phone advice or onward referral to other community agencies if required. 
  • Secondary consultation or education for community agencies.
  • Interagency treatment planning. 

 What can you expect from Adult Mental Health Services?

  • Regular appointments with a dedicated Treating Clinician and Consultant Psychiatrist.
  • A Clinical Treatment Plan that is based on individual needs and developed in collaboration with the client and family.
  • Consultant Psychiatrists will provide advice, in collaboration with your GP, on the best available medications for your mental health disorder.
  • Treating Clinicians will provide psychosocial interventions primarily within the framework of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other therapeutic approaches where necessary.

The aims of treatment are to teach you the skills necessary to help you recovery from mental health disorder so that you can return to your pre-illness level of functioning.