Victoria provides acute inpatient and community intervention services to support people with a mental illness who experience the sudden onset of significant and distressing symptoms that need immediate treatment.
The choice of service depends on the severity of the symptoms, the level of distress for the person involved, and the risk of harm to self or others.
Acute community intervention services
Acute community intervention services respond to requests for urgent assistance 24 hours a day.
Reviewed 28 May 2015