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Inner North Brisbane Mental Health Service

The Inner North Brisbane Mental Health Service provides acute assessment and treatment services to people with mental disorders and serious mental health problems living in the inner northern suburbs of Brisbane.

The Inner North Brisbane Mental Health Service incorporates the following services:

Acute Care Team
The Acute Care Team provides assessment and acute treatment services. They are responsible for the acute assessment area (Psychiatric Emergency Centre) based in the Emergency Department, the Community Assessment Service and the Mobile After Hours Service.

Homeless Health Outreach Team
The Homeless Health Outreach Team (HHOT) provides health responses in the area of mental health, general health, alcohol and drug issues for homeless people living within a 5km radius of the General Post Office.

The HHOT has received numerous positive accolades from the various Non Government Organisations who they work along side in the homeless shelters, parks and soup kitchens.

Community Mental Health Teams
The Northern Team - provides clinical services to the northern areas of the RBWH District (population 135,000), I Ward, Mental Health Centre (25 bed inpatient unit), and Intensive case management services.

The Southern Team - provides clinical services to the southern areas of the RBWH District (population 135,000), G Ward, Mental Health Centre (25 bed inpatient unit), and Intensive case management team.

Somerset Villas

Somerset Villas is a 20 bed residential treatment and rehabilitation unit on the 'Rosemount' Campus at Windsor.  The facility provides rehabilitation services for people with chronic mental disorders who cannot live unsupported in the community or require extended support and rehabilitation before returning to independent living.

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Adolescent Psychiatry

The Adolescent Unit provides assessment and treatment services to adolescents living in Brisbane and Central Queensland areas.  There is a close working relationship with the Child & Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS) with a consultant on-call and an Extended Hours Service.

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Alcohol and Drug Service

The Alcohol and Drug Service provides acute care and medicated detoxification for people who are dependent on alcohol, sedatives, hypnotics, opiate and other psychoactive drugs.  There are approximately 1,400 admissions a year.

Consultation-liaison service which provides advice, assistance, and guidance to clinical staff on effective diagnosis and management of patients with alcohol and drug problems; within all wards of the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital.

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Consumer and Carer Information

Valuable information and helpful contacts:
Mental Health Act
National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010 

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Consumer and Carer Services

Consumer and Carer services are dedicated to supporting consumers to actively participate in their recovery journey. All the workers in Consumer and Carer Services have personally experienced mental illness, or caring for someone with a mental illness. Click the links below for valuable information and helpful contacts in addition to details on free workshops, meetings and forum.

Consumers
Metro North Mental Health RBWH recognises people on the recovery journey should be working in equal partnership with their treating team to take control of their mental illness. The recovery journey is about a positive mindset and a belief that we can live happy and fulfilling lives despite mental illness.  We are constantly striving to develop a culture where recovery for consumers is encouraged, promoted and nurtured.

Family and Carers
We recognise the value and worth of engaging carers/family members in the care and treatment planning of consumers. It is acknowledged that in the majority of circumstances, carers and family members provide consumers with their most reliable and consistent mechanisms for support and social integration: prerequisites for mental well being and recovery. Improved health and quality of life outcomes are gained by consumers whose carers/family members are active contributors in the treatment process.

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Older Persons Mental Health Service

The Older Person's Mental Health Service provides hospital and community mental health services to people aged 65 years and over residing in the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital catchment area.  Ten inpatient beds are located on H Floor of the Mental Health Centre and these are integrated with busy outpatient and community outreach services.

The service also provides Consultation Liaison Services to the Geriatric Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit (GARU) and participates in the multidisciplinary Memory Clinic, both of which are on the Rosemount Campus.

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Eating Disorders Service

This is a consultation service for GPs who wish to manage their own patients with mental illness. The aim is to offer timely access to specialist consultation advice on issues such as clarification of diagnosis / review of management plan.  All patients are seen in Private Practice Specialist Suite and are bulk billed.

This service is not suitable for those patients who will require ongoing mental health follow-up, as assessments are usually carried out over 1-2 sessions.

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GP Psych Opinion

This is a consultation service for GPs who wish to manage their own patients with mental illness. The aim is to offer timely access to specialist consultation advice on issues such as clarification of diagnosis / review of management plan.  All patients are seen in Private Practice Specialist Suite and are bulk billed.

This service is not suitable for those patients who will require ongoing mental health follow-up, as assessments are usually carried out over 1-2 sessions.

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Community Forensic Mental Health Service

The Community Forensic Mental Health Service aims to provide timely and responsive forensic mental health services to meet the needs of mentally ill persons who have, or are at risk of involvement with the Criminal Justice System (CJS). It does this through programs such as the Community Forensic Outreach Service (CFOS), The Court Liaison Service (CLS), and The Prison Mental Health Service (PMHS).

Community Forensic Outreach Service
CFOS is a consultation liaison service that assists mental health services, in the Brisbane area, to enhance their capacity to provide effective and safe community management of patients with forensic issues. Patients referred to CFOS must be existing District Mental Health Service patients. CFOS clinicians provide a range of specialist risk assessment, advice and training as well as playing a key role with the District Forensic Liaison Network.

Court Liaison Service
The Court Liaison Service provides mental health screening and diversion for people appearing before the magistrates' court or detained in the local watch-house. The purpose of this service is the early identification of people with a mental illness to ensure that appropriate mental health treatment, advice or referral is made. The court liaison clinician also provides advice, support and training to court and watch house staff on mental health issues and the Mental Health Act 2000. Court Liaison Officers are located at the following courts:

 

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Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

The Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service provides clinical liaison services for the assessment and management of mental health issues and disorders to inpatients and outpatients of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
The service is organised into teams, around one of the Consultant Psychiatrists. A team is allocated to each clinical department / unit of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Inpatient referrals will be first directed to a contact / intake staff member for that team, who will usually do the initial assessment.  Outpatient referrals will be seen by either the Consultant or Registrar, with the exception of Maternity Outpatients where all referrals are directed to the CNC for Maternity and Newborn's.

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RBWH Mental Health Services
Mental Health Centre
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Metro North Hospital and Health Service

General Information:  (07) 3646 1150

Acute Assessment (24 hours): 1300642255
Adolescent Mental Health: (07) 3646 1179
Community Care Unit (Somerset Villas): (07) 3857 9222
Drug and Alcohol Service (HADS): (07) 3646 8704
Forensic Mental Health: (07) 3837 5820
Inner North Brisbane Mental Health: (07) 3834 1605
Older Persons Mental Health: (07) 3646 1148
Outpatients: (07) 3646 1150
Psychiatric Emergency Centre (24hrs): 1300642255

Email: RBWH-Feedback@health.qld.gov.au  (with the subject "Mental Health Services")

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Last Updated: 06 April 2016
Last Reviewed: 06 April 2016