Our community mental health services are provided by 13 community mental health teams across regional South Australia, including an Intensive Community Program at Whyalla, Mount Gambier and Murray Bridge. Community mental health teams provide recovery-focused mental health services to individuals aged 16 and above living in rural and remote areas of South Australia.
Youth and older persons’ mental health services
We offer youth mental health services for people aged 16 to 24 and older persons’ mental health services for people aged 65+.
Tele-psychiatry is provided to country South Australians through more than 220 video conferencing units across the Digital Telehealth Network. Contact the telemedicine/tele-psychiatry unit on (08) 7087 1660.
We have a country-wide community rehabilitation service based at Whyalla. Our other recovery-focused supports and services include:
treatment and rehabilitation for people with serious and severe mental health issues
information to assist people to make informed decisions about their treatment
professional, respectful and inclusive assessment of need and treatment
coordinated care with consumers, carers and family and other service providers
liaison and coordination of treatment with general practitioners and psychiatrists
connection with services, for example, Aboriginal health, aged care, youth services and other mental health support services
spiritually and culturally appropriate support
access to interpreters when needed.
SA Health Awards 2018 — Supporting Mental Health Consumers through Intensive Community Program
If you feel that you may be in need of mental health support and have never accessed a mental health service before, have a chat with your GP.
If you require urgent mental health assistance, please call the mental health triage service (the Rural and Remote Distance Consultation and Emergency Triage and Liaison Service) 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 13 14 65.
Our regional local health networks are funded by the State Government to provide mental health services in hospitals and in the community for people with serious and/or severe mental health conditions.
Accessing mental health services in regional South Australia
South Australians living in regional areas have access to a range of mental health services, close to home. Find out how you, or your loved ones, can find support.
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