SMHSOP Brookvale offers time limited case management to persons aged over 65 years who reside within the Northern Beaches Catchment who have a mood disorder, psychotic disorder, anxiety disorder, moderate to severe Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD), suicidal ideation, or those who require medication review and assessment and meet the above criteria.
People can refer themselves, or be referred by a treating clinician such as their GP, private mental health clinician or care coordinator.
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 Manly 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.