Mental Health Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit


What the service is

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (MHRU) provides a rehabilitation program in a supported environment.

What we do

The MHRU team focus on consumers’ strengths in order to help build the skills needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing, while living in the community.

The MHRU focuses on a recovery model of care, and believes that recovery is an individual process of gaining new meaning and purpose in one’s life. Rehabilitation aims to help consumers improve their quality of life, build skills for community living and provide access to any supports needed.

The rehabilitation program is developed with the consumer and focuses on living in the community, working and learning, mental and physical health, and family and friendships. Staff involved in working with the consumer during their recovery journey are: a psychiatrist, doctors, nurses, a clinical psychologist, a social worker, an occupational therapist, a diversional therapist, peer support workers, and consumer advocates.

How to access this service

Referrals to the Mental Health Service are by calling:

Mental Health Line 1800011511

Mental Health Line is a 24-hour telephone access service.

If it is an emergency call: 000

What to bring / what will be required

In order to make your stay at the MHRU comfortable we request that you bring with you your own toiletries and clothing. We also encourage you to have money available as we often go on outings to cafes in the community. Mobile phones are permitted on the unit after signing a waver and can be used in your room. Your treating doctor should provide the MHRU treating team with your current treatment plan.

Contact Information

Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit
Shellharbour Hospital
15-17 Madigan Boulevard
Mount Warrigal NSW 2528
1800 011 511
02 4295 2340

We ask that visiting hours are adhered to as we have a group program running between 9.00am and 4.00pm weekdays.

Monday 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Friday 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Weekends and public holidays 10:00am to 8:00pm

How to get there

You can drive to Shellharbour Hospital or use public transport. The nearest train station is Oak Flats Railway Station. Premier Illawarra buses service the area. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit is in a building behind the main hospital building.


Free public parking is available at the front and rear of the Shellharbour Hospital site.

Advice for disabled to get to the service

Phone the Mental Health Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit for advice: 02 4295 2340.