Mental HealthThe St Vincent’s Hospital Mental Health Program has responsibility for the provision of mental health services to the residents of the inner city of Sydney.
St Vincent’s Hospital is located in a neighbourhood with the highest concentration of homeless persons in Australia, the highest concentration of people living with HIV/AIDS, a high proportion of alcohol and drug use and one of the highest rates of street crime.
The Mental Health Program provides a comprehensive range of mental health care services to inpatients and inner city residents.
The Program comprises four main clinical streams
- General Adult Mental Health Services (GAMHS)
- Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (CLP)
- Older Age Mental Health Service (Psychogeriatrics)
- Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD)
While recognising the needs of those with significant disability, our services aim to be recovery-oriented and are guided by constant input from primary health care and non-government organisation (NGO) partners, consumers and carers.
The Mental Health Service encompasses a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and community based services for adults with serious mental health problems. The services provided are tailored to meet the particular needs of
St Vincent’s Hospital’s catchment population with service delivery based on a model of integrated care that links inpatient, ambulatory, interdepartmental and community services in a way that is efficient, effective and experienced as seamless by consumers.
Collaboration with other hospital services (particularly the Alcohol & Drug Service), government and non government agencies is intrinsic to the case management model of care.
Teaching & Research
The Mental Health Service has a major role in teaching and research and has established strong academic links with the University of New South Wales through the internationally renowned Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) and is the host site for the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre in Evidence for Mental Health Policy.
|Director||Dr Peter McGeorge|
|Program Manager||Mr Steven Berrnardi|
|Business Manager||Mr Adrian Verryt|
| Executive Administrative
|Ms Terri McGrath|
|Contact|| T 02 8382 1800
F 02 8382 1802
The O'Brien Centre