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Mental Health Screening Unit

The Mental Health Screening Unit is a purpose built 43 bed unit based on a Multidisciplinary Model of Care to ensure comprehensive assessment, treatment and discharge of mentally ill offenders. The unit is comprised of a 13 bed High Dependency Unit (including 5 assessment cells) and 2 X 15 bed Sub-acute pods. The MHSU receives referrals from correctional centres state wide and accommodates all offenders regardless of classification or protection status.

The MHSU is jointly managed by Corrective Services and Justice Health Forensic Mental Health Network.

The multidisciplinary team is comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, community and corrections officers, services and programs officers, education staff and custodial staff. A focus of the MHSU is to achieve better outcomes through joint management of offenders with mental health problems within the correctional system.  

Referrals to the MHSU need to be completed by Justice Health staff at the referring centre. The management team and a senior psychiatrist conducts a weekly teleconference to prioritise referrals to the MHSU ensuring our services are directed at those most in need.

If you have any further questions regarding the MHSU, please contact:

Manager Crisis Mental Health 
Ph.- 9289 5567
Fax- 9289 5909