Moderate - Mental Health Recovery Information For Service Providers in Metropolitan SA

People who would benefit from a period of clinical mental health support but are likely to completely recover without long-term impacts.

Some people may require a period of clinical intervention following a major incident but are likely to completely recover without long-term impacts, providing they have access to the right support.

This also includes people experiencing pre-existing chronic and complex mental health conditions that are otherwise typically managed in partnership with the person and their GP or other services in the community.

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Adults

There are a number of Primary Mental Health organisations across metropolitan Adelaide that work together with GPs to support people experiencing mental health concerns.

Primary Mental Health services consist of multi-disciplinary teams including Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.

The services offered in each region may differ, however, can include cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy and psycho-education.

The services also provide:

  • Specialist mental health assessments and brief interventions
  • Psychological therapies for mild to moderate and chronic/complex conditions
  • Clinical suicide prevention activities (24-72 hour contact time, non-crisis)
  • Education regarding managing illness and relapse prevention
  • Linking with appropriate community supports
  • Regular feedback to treating doctors regarding progress and management.

Referral Pathway

Access to Primary Mental Health Services requires a Mental Health Treatment Plan completed by a GP. However, provisional referrals for specialised and/or hard to reach groups may be accepted in the first instance. Contact the Mental Health Enquiry Line or individual provider for more information.

  • Mental Health Enquiry line: 1300 898 213
  • Central Referral Fax Number: 1300 580 249

Metro North And Centre / West

Sonder
Telephone: (08) 8209 0700

Metro South and Centre / East

Wellbeing consortium
Telephone: (08) 8326 3591

Children And Young People

Children or young people who are experiencing more acute mental health impacts following a disaster would benefit from additional support and a period of clinical intervention. For example, if the common trauma reactions to the event are not resolving and the child or young person’s ability to cope is compromised.

Referral Pathways

Department of Education and Child Development Social Work Incident Support Service team (SWISS)

For support, information and links to appropriate services relating to children in child-care, pre-school, or school-aged children or young people.

  • Department for Education Emergency Information Hotline: 1800 000 279
  • Social Work Incident Support Service (SWISS) helpline: (08) 8314 4100
  • General enquiries: (08) 8226 1000

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

For support, information and links to appropriate services where there are significant concerns about the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Telephone: (08) 8161 7198
Visit:  www.wch.sa.gov.au

Department for Education

Information Hotline 1800 000 279
General enquiries: (08) 8226 1000
Website: www.education.sa.gov.au/

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Older People

There are a number of Primary Mental Health organisations across country South Australia that work together with GPs to support older people experiencing mental health concerns.

Primary Mental Health services consist of multi-disciplinary teams including Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.

The services offered in each region may differ, however, can include cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy and psycho-education.

The services also provide:

  • Specialist mental health assessments and brief interventions
  • Psychological therapies for mild to moderate and chronic/complex conditions
  • Clinical suicide prevention activities (24-72 hour contact time, non-crisis)
  • Education regarding managing illness and relapse prevention
  • Linking with appropriate community supports
  • Regular feedback to treating doctors regarding progress and management.

Referral Pathway

Access to Primary Mental Health Services requires a Mental Health Treatment Plan completed by a GP. However, provisional referrals for specialised and/or hard to reach groups may be accepted in the first instance. Contact the Mental Health Enquiry Line or individual Provider for more information.

  • Mental Health Enquiry line: 1300 898 213
  • Central Referral Fax Number: 1300 580 249

Metro North And Centre / West

Sonder
Telephone: (08) 8209 0700

Metro South and Centre / East

Wellbeing consortium
Telephone: (08) 8326 3591

Aboriginal Communities

Aboriginal people’s views of mental health and social and emotional wellbeing are very different to those of non-Aboriginal people. This influences the way in which Aboriginal people experience and recover from disasters and therefore any recovery programs and services need to be delivered in a culturally appropriate way.

Social and Emotional Wellbeing services are provided by a number of Aboriginal Health Services across country South Australia. Support is also available through Primary Mental Health organisations across country South Australia.

It is important to provide information on culturally appropriate services that are available and provide the person or family with the option of linking with the services they feel most comfortable with.

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Referral Pathways

Referrals for Social and Emotional Wellbeing support provided by Aboriginal Health Services can be made by arranging an appointment with the health clinic. Contact the relevant Aboriginal Health Service for more information.

Referral for Primary Mental Health Services require a Mental Health Treatment Plan to be completed by a GP. However Provisional Referrals for specialised and/or hard to reach groups may be accepted in the first instance. Contact the individual Provider for more information.

Central

Nunkuwarrin Yunti, Adelaide
Telephone:  (08) 8406 1600

MaringgaTurtpandi, Hillcrest
Telephone:  (08) 7425 8900

Kanggawodli, Dudley Park
Telephone:  (08) 8342 2250

Northern

NunkuwarrinYunti, Elizabeth Downs
Telephone:  (08) 8254 5300

Muna Paiendi, Elizabeth Vale 
Telephone:  (08) 8182 9206

Western

Wonggangga Turtpandi, Port Adelaide
Telephone:  (08) 8240 9611

Southern 

GP Plus Super Clinic 275, Noarlunga
Telephone:  (08) 8384 9577 

Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Communities

People from Culturally and Linguistically diverse backgrounds may have increased vulnerabilities for experiencing levels of stress and grief that require a higher level of support.

The impact to a person’s wellbeing and their support needs may be influenced by:

  • Previous trauma experiences, even if previous events have been very different to the disaster
  • Access to family and social support networks
  • Engagement with support services may be limited by language and/or cultural differences
  • Impacts of human-led disasters which may have involved people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, even if the event was in a different geographic location. People may have concerns about being stigmatised and targeted themselves.

There are a number of Primary Mental Health organisations across country South Australia that work together with GPs to support people experiencing mental health concerns.

In addition to linking people with these services, it may also be helpful to contact the following organisations to find out more information on what supports are available to affected communities. 

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Multicultural SA

Telephone:  (08) 8207 0751
Website:  Multicultural SA

Australian Migrant Resource Centre

Telephone: (08) 8217 9500 (Head Office)
Website:  Australian Migrant Resource Centre

Services

Primary Mental Health services consist of multi-disciplinary teams including Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.

The services offered in each region may differ; however can include cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy and psycho-education.

The services also provide:

  • Specialist mental health assessments and brief interventions
  • Psychological therapies for mild to moderate and chronic/complex conditions
  • Clinical suicide prevention activities (24-72hr contact time, non-crisis)
  • Education regarding managing illness and relapse prevention
  • Linking with appropriate community supports
  • Regular feedback to treating doctors regarding progress and management.

Referral Pathway

Access to Primary Mental Health Services requires a Mental Health Treatment Plan completed by a GP. However, provisional referrals for specialised and/or hard to reach groups may be accepted in the first instance.

Contact the Mental Health Enquiry Line or individual provider for more information.

  • Mental Health Enquiry line: 1300 898 213
  • Central Referral Fax Number: 1300 580 249

Metro North And Centre / West

Sonder
Telephone: (08) 8209 0700

Metro South and Centre / East

Wellbeing consortium
Telephone: (08) 8326 3591