Urgent and emergency services
Severe and persistent or episodic presentations, often with complex multi-agency needs; other severe conditions that include high level of risk, disability or complexity.
Intensive team-based specialist assessment and intervention (state mental health services) with involvement from a range of different mental health professionals including case managers, psychiatrists, allied health workers, and GPs.
Moderate mental illness
Structured, reasonably frequent and intensive interventions.
Community supports such as peer support or social participation and/or lifestyle interventions.
Mild mental illness
Services designed to be accessed quickly, minimal need for formal referral, provided through a range of modalities and involve few short sessions.
Routine social supports (family and friends) and supports targeting situational stressors eg financial issues.
Community resilience, connection and support
Services designed at a local level to support community members such as: Neighborhood houses, Rotary Groups, CWA, Youth Groups, Church Groups, etc.
Mild psychological distress
Services designed to prevent the onset of illness, or prevent further escalation, and focused on supporting symptom self management.
Routine social support (family and friends) and supports targeting situational stressors eg financial issues.
Self help management and access to online information and support.
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If you need urgent help, phone 000 or Lifeline on 131 114
AWH Mental Health Services covers a wide geographical area, spanning 50,000 square kilometres from Southern New South Wales, to North East Victoria. View map here. Both short-term crisis support and longer term case managed continuing care is available in the region.
Albury Wodonga Health’s Mental Health Service provides specialist clinical assessment, treatment and on-going care to people who have, or who are at risk of a serious mental illness or suicide. Across a range of disciplines they support people of all ages including people with co-occurring substance use problems. Person centred care is provided through a recovery focused model for both urgent and non-urgent cases.
Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) has 10 specialty community based mental health services, plus three acute care services and three recovery and rehabilitation facilities as well as a service specialising in supporting families, where a parent has a mental illness and connecting people to carer consultants.
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The Mental Health team comprises mental health clinicians with a background in nursing, occupational therapy, social work and psychologists, all of whom have experience in helping people through a range of therapies and medical treatment.
Mental health conditions are often characterised by a disturbance of thought, mood, perception and behaviour which causes distress or difficulties. Mild or sever, mental illness can make your everyday routine challenging or seem impossible to deal with. It is a good idea to seek help early if you, or someone you know, is facing mental health challenges.
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