Mental Health

East Metropolitan Health Service provides a comprehensive range of public mental health services for all ages through its community mental health services, hospitals and community health centres.

Our mental health services are guided by the Mental Health Act 2014.

In case of a mental health emergency:

  • For immediate assistance with life threatening situations call 000.
  • Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL): 1300 555 788.
  • Peel residents (free call) 1800 676 822.

The 24-hour, seven day a week triage service for Peel residents has professionals who can provide advice about mental health problems and, if needed, assist with access to mental health care.

For help with mental health issues:

  • General Practitioners (GPs) can make referrals to specialist mental health services when needed.
  • There is also a wide network of non-government organisations that provide many important mental health services with assistance from the State Government.
  • Information on getting help is available from the Mental Health Commission website.

Statewide and Tertiary Mental Health Services

Wungen Kartup Specialist Aboriginal Mental Health Service

The Wungen Kartup Specialist Aboriginal Mental Health Service supports both Aboriginal consumers and carers in accessing mainstream mental health services, and in better meeting the needs of Aboriginal people.

Located at De Grey House, Graylands Health Campus, Wungen Kartup provides statewide consultation and liaison with service providers and the community, advocacy for Aboriginal consumers, and operates as a peak body for Aboriginal mental health professionals.

Wungen Kartup operates with cultural integrity using strategies to include brokering of elders, and traditional healers to participate in particular clinical cases.

Wungen Kartup is an adult mental health service that provides a ‘whole of family’ approach to service delivery.

More information

Wungen Kartup Specialist Aboriginal Mental Health Service
Phone: 9235 2400