Older People's Mental Health Service - Nowra
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 45 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 (Nowra) is for consumers 65 years and older, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 45 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
5 – 7 Lawrence Avenue
Nowra NSW 2541
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 Bomaderry Railway Station, and Shoal Bus services the area. The building is the Nowra Community Health Service site, and is located on Lawrence Avenue, between Plunkett and Worrigee Streets, Nowra. Lawrence Avenue runs on from Stewart Place. For further advice phone the Older People’s Mental Health Service on: 02 4424 6480
Parking in the area is time-limited street parking or local parking lots – there are a number of parking lots in the area.
Advice for disabled to get to the service
For advice phone the Older People’s Mental Health Service (Nowra): 02 4424 6480