The Older Adult Mental Health Community Service provides community-based treatment, care and support for older people with severe mental illness.  The team partners with consumers, their families/carers and their General Practitioner and other community service providers to identify and address their needs, and assist in recovery through: 

  • Comprehensive mental health assessment 
  • Tailored treatment and therapy 
  • Linkage to other services 
  • Advocacy 
  • Group therapy 
  • Liaison and planning to establish ongoing community supports 
  • Shared care with General Practitioners and Community Support Services. 

When a referral is accepted for a mental health assessment, the person or their next of kin will be contacted by a mental health clinician.  

An assessment will usually be conducted by a mental health clinician and doctor to assess the needs and supports required by the person and family/carer. 
Following the assessment, and in collaboration with the person, their family/carer and their general practitioner, a recommendation will be made for appropriate treatment or service. 

Wellness in the Home is a specialised service providing seven day per week mental health care in a person’s home setting.  This team supports people requiring more intensive support in a community setting. 

Peter James Centre, Mahoneys Road, Burwood East,  3151  

Monday – Friday

9:00am – 5:00pm

All referrals for the Older Adult Mental Health Services can be made through our Phone Triage on 1300 721 927.