Young people aged between 12 and 17 years of age who are experiencing a serious mental health problem and require restrictive care, treatment and observation.
The Brolga Unit accepts referrals from Specialist Community Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) teams.
Urgent and crisis cases should contact the local Child & Adolescent/Youth Mental Health service.
Where there is an emergency clients should attend their local Emergency Department.
Urgent and crisis cases include where there are concerns for the safety of a young person (e.g. imminent risk of self-harm or suicide); risk of harm to others; acute and sudden onset of mental health symptoms.
The Brolga Unit Learning Centre
The Learning Centre provides a structured learning environment for students while they are in the care of Brolga. The program is established in order to meet the needs of students unable to attend regular school settings due to their admission at Brolga. The education team comprises of a Classroom Teacher and School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs).