Department of Health

Statewide and specialist mental health services

There are a range of specialist mental health services that are specifically targeted to Victorians with severe and complex illnesses that are offered in a smaller number of health services and support the needs of a broader area catchment or the state.

High quality mental health services in Victoria support people with a mental illness by providing acute, subacute, specialist, residential and inpatient community services, and community support services.

These services provide people with a mental illness with the best treatment and care possible to support their long term recovery goals and participation in community life.

Government, non government and private organisations in hospitals and in the community provide these services.

Reviewed 23 January 2024


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