RNS Older People's Mental Health Service (OPMHS) provides a community based specialist mental health assessment, diagnosis, care coordination and treatment for older people who have developed or are at risk of developing a mental health problem.
Mental Health problems may include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicide ideas and moderate to severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
The team works collaboratively with consumers, carers, general practitioners, and other services to support early intervention and recovery for older people with mental health problem.
The services are delivered by a range of health professionals with skills and expertise in mental health problems affecting older people and people with age-related frailty. This includes specialist old-age psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, and social workers.