This team provides both home visit and clinic based mental health services to people living in the community. The clinical service includes mental health assessments and short-term interventions in response to mental health crisis or emergency situations; as well as care coordination for people with longer-term mental illness. The team works with adults aged 18 – 65 years.

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Eligibility

  • Aged 18 – 65 years.
  • Live in the Ryde catchment area.
  • Experiencing mental illness or disorder.

Referral

Self-referrals are accepted, as are referrals from health professionals. To refer phone the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.

Urgent cases

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 Royal North Shore 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.

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Ryde Community Mental Health Centre,
39 – 41 Fourth Avenue,
Eastwood, NSW 2122

Finding Us: The Community Mental Health Centre is on the same site as Ryde Hospital, accessed from Fourth Avenue, around the corner from the main hospital entry.

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Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
Centre direct number: 02 9858 7777

After Hours: Monday to Friday after 5pm, and on weekends, please phone the Ryde Hospital switch on 9858 7000 and request ‘Acute  Mental Health Team’.