- Aged 18 – 65 years.
- Living in the Catchment Area Suburbs of Forestville, Killarney Heights, Frenchs Forest, Beacon Hill, Oxford Falls, Duffy’s Forest, Terrey Hills, Belrose and Davidson.
- Experiencing mental illness or disorder.
Self-referrals are accepted, as are referrals from family members and Health Professionals. To refer phone the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.
There are several options to access urgent mental health care:
Ring the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511. This line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be able to speak with a clinician who can provide recommendations about how to manage the situation or put you in contact with the appropriate mental health team.
In urgent cases you can attend the Emergency Department at your nearest Hospital where there is 24 hour access to specialist mental health care and support.
If the situation is urgent or becoming dangerous ring Triple Zero (000) and request ambulance and/or police. They will be able to assist the person safely to the hospital Emergency Department to access mental health care.
The Extended Hours Team is available from 8.00am – 10.00pm, 7 days a week and can be contacted by phoning Manly Hospital Switch on 02 9976 9611 and requesting the Extended Hours Team be paged.
Note that this team is currently operating out of Queenscliff Community Health Centre. It was previously located in Frenchs Forest, and before that, Bantry Bay. In 2017 it will move its permanent location in the new Brookvale Community Health Centre.