Specialist mental health services respond to the needs of people with complex disorders, including eating disorders, dual diagnosis, acquired brain injury and dual disability.
These specialist services require coordinated action between many parts of the mental health service system, including primary healthcare, prevention, acute healthcare, paediatric care, community-based care, child and adolescent mental health services, area mental health services, alcohol and other drugs services, allied health workers, disability workers and training and education providers.
People with dual diagnosis have both mental illness and drug and alcohol problems and disorders.
Acquired brain injury and mental illness
Mental illness is more common among people with acquired brain injury and may require a specialist care.
Acquired brain injury and alcohol and drug use
Guidelines to treat acquired brain injury associated with alcohol and other drug use.
Reviewed 28 May 2015