Department of Health

Support and intervention services

Support and intervention services provide immediate help and support to people with a mental illness or psychiatric disability who are acutely ill or in crisis.

These services also help people to access other specialist support they may need.

Referrals can be made by a health professional or individual via the area mental health triage service. If an individual presents to the emergency department of a hospital for urgent treatment, the staff there will also refer to mental health services as necessary.

Reviewed 28 May 2015

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