How to get help
If the child or young person in your life needs specialised care, contact LRH Mental Health Triage on 1300 363 322.
Triage will also support a child or young person’s admission to an inpatient bed if required. There are two allocated child and youth beds at LRH and referrals to larger child and youth units in the metropolitan area are often made.
Community mental health services are located in Traralgon, Wonthaggi, Warragul, Sale and Bairnsdale with a number of programs specifically for young people.
Agnes Unit - postnatal care
Becoming a parent can be challenging and at times, overwhelming. The Agnes Unit at LRH is a space for mums and infants under 12 months of age to get to know each other and strengthen their bond. It is a free early intervention program for people in Gippsland.
The Agnes Unit can help with:
- adjustment or emotional issues
- difficulties with bonding
- feeding concerns
- sleep and settling
- someone to talk to during these uncertain times.
You can refer yourself to the program by calling 5173 8553. Alternatively your GP, midwife or maternal and child health nurse may refer you.