Specialist mental health services offer support to people with particular clinical conditions or with high-level needs and conditions that severely impair their ability to function in daily life.
These services are delivered statewide, on a regional basis, and include:
- mother and baby
- Aboriginal mental health
- refugee mental health
- personality disorder
- brain disorder
- eating disorder
- neuropsychiatric disorder
- dual disabilities.
Mother and baby mental health services
Some women who have antenatal or postnatal mental health issues benefit from specialist mental health services.
Aboriginal mental health services
Aboriginal Victorians can access culturally appropriate mental health support and services.
There are specialist mental health services for people with acquired brain injury or neurodegenerative conditions.
Personality disorders – Spectrum
Spectrum is a statewide service which supports people who need specialist care for personality disorders.
Community-based services to treat eating disorders are an alternative to acute inpatient care.
Neuropsychiatry deals with mental illness related to disorders of the nervous system.
Refugee mental health services
Refugee mental health services in Victoria include specialist health programs and community services.
Reviewed 28 May 2015