Older People's Mental Health Service - Illawarra
What the service is
The Older People’s Mental Health Service provides mental health assessment tailored to the needs of older people 65 years and over, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 50 years and over.
What we do
The Older People’s Mental Health Service (OPMHS) team consists of: psychogeriatricians, nurses, a clinical psychologist, an occupational therapist, and a social worker. The OPMHS consults with different health care and community services about consumers’ care, including the Aged Care Assessment Team. OPMHS support other service providers through education and training. Further, they work with people individually or in groups, and deliver health promotion activities. Consumers under the OPMHS team’s care are allocated a care coordinator, and are provided with a plan for follow-up care.
Who should access this service
The Older People’s Mental Health Service (Illawarra) is for consumers 65 years and older, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 50 years and over.
How to access this service
Referrals to the Mental Health Service are by calling:
Mental Health Line is a 24-hour telephone access service.
If it is an emergency call: 000
Entrance via corner of Miller and Tate Streets
Coniston NSW 2500
Block C, 2 Bridge Street
Coniston NSW 2500
Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays): 8.30am to 5.00pm
How to get there
You can drive or use public transport. The nearest train station is Coniston Railway Station, and buses service the area. The entrance to the site is near the corner of Miller and Tate Streets. If you phone the Older People’s Mental Health Service the business day before attending you may be able to make special arrangements to park at the site, or to be picked up at Coniston Railway Station. Phone: 02 4220 7900. If someone is giving you a lift to the Older People’s Mental Health Service, and picking you up again after your appointment, they may drive into the site and let you out at the Block C building.
Street parking is difficult to find in the area, but some parking may be available on site – please phone the Older People’s Mental Health Service the business day before attending to see if you can make arrangements to park at the site. Phone: 02 4220 7900.
Advice for disabled to get to the service
For advice phone the Older People’s Mental Health Service (Illawarra). Phone: 02 4220 7900