If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please call 000. Life line (13 1144) provide a 24 hour helpline which may also be helpful.
The Victorian Government Mental Health Services website contains useful information on mental health care in Victoria. There are also links to the Crisis Assessment Treatment Teams (CATT) throughout the state. These services operate 24 hours a day and provide urgent community-based assessment and short-term treatment interventions to people in psychiatric crisis. CAT services have a key role in deciding the most appropriate treatment option and in screening all potential inpatient admissions. CAT services provide intensive community treatment and support, often in the person’s own home, during the acute phase of illness as an alternative to hospitalisation. These teams can provide telephone advice in the event of a mental health emergency.
In the event of a medical emergency please call 000. If you have medical concerns in relation to your care please contact your treating medical professional.
If you need to contact one of the psychologists after hours, please text your contact details to 0413 560 719 and a member of the team will return your call as soon as possible. Please note this is not an emergency service. If you are in an emergency situation please call 000.
The team at Melbourne Psycho-Oncology Service work closely with a number of psychiatrists with a specialisation in psycho-oncology. For contact details please phone 0413 560 719 or speak with your therapist at your next session.
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