Adults (26-65 years)

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How to get help

If you need specialist care at our hospital or community mental health services, phone LRH Mental Health Triage on 1300 363 322.

Community mental health services

To access our community mental health services you will need to be referred by LRH Mental Health Triage 1300 363 322.

There will be a clinical assessment and care planning before you receive treatment.

Community services extend to the important people in your life such as your family and carers.

Agnes Unit - postnatal care

The Agnes Unit is Latrobe Regional Health’s residential parent and infant unit. It has been established to provide specialist emotional and psychological support and care to families experiencing challenges surrounding adjustment to parenthood following the arrival of a new baby, up to twelve months of age.

The Agnes Unit is a safe and supportive space for parents to work through mental health challenges, and a place for parents and infants to get to know each other and strengthen their relationship.

Located within the hospital grounds, Agnes Unit is a free early intervention program for people in Gippsland, consisting of five beds, operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

You can refer yourself to the program by calling 5173 8553. Alternatively, your GP, midwife or maternal and child health nurse may refer you.

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Perinatal emotional health

Our Perinatal Emotional Health Program works with women who are pregnant or with parents in their home after their child is born. The service is available to parents with an infant up to 12 months of age and complements the residential program offered by our Agnes Parent and Infant Unit.

Our perinatal program offers you a chance to talk about your difficulties in a safe, supportive environment. After a comprehensive assessment our clinicians provide counselling and support, information about emotional health and education and strategies about coping and managing stressful situations. We can also link you to other health and community services.

Flynn Unit

If you require a hospital stay for more intensive treatment, you may be admitted to the Flynn Unit.

The unit focuses on providing people with treatment, education and rehabilitation in an effort to help them return to their communities to begin the recovery journey.

The Flynn Unit delivers a range of therapeutic interventions to manage your illness and prevent relapse. Your treating team includes nursing, medical and allied health professionals.

Our team of consumer and carer consultants have a lived experience of mental illness and are able to support you, your family or carer through this challenging time.

Most people usually stay in Flynn for up to 12 days and can be referred to specialist services in the community following discharge.

People who need a high level of care may be admitted to our high dependency unit while adults with a severe and prolonged mental illness may benefit from a longer stay in our secure extended care unit.

Prevention and Recovery Care Service (PARCS)

For some people, mental health treatment and recovery may be better suited in a supported residential setting.

The Prevention and Recovery Care Service (PARCS) is a 10-bed residential facility in Bairnsdale run as a partnership between community agency Wellways and LRH Mental Health Services.

Adults who don’t need or no longer require hospital admission are able to receive intensive short-term treatment of up to 28 days. For people who had been admitted to hospital, a stay at PARCS is an opportunity to consolidate their care plan as they move towards recovery.

Community Residential Care Units (CRCU)

The Community Residential Care Units (CRCU) in Traralgon aim to help you develop skills to live independently in the community.

There are 14 residential units with 24-hour support from LRH staff. Each unit is fully furnished and has its own lounge, bedroom, kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities. The units are not too far from the shops and public transport.

The CRCU helps people aged between 16 and 64 years who are currently receiving care from LRH Mental Health Services across Gippsland. The care team includes nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and psychiatrists. They’ll work with you, your family or carer and community clinician to develop your plan for recovery.