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Colac mental health

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Quotes attributable to Cath Peake, Barwon Health Community Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services Program Manager

The Barwon Health Mental Health Executive Team is unaware of any discussions with Colac Area Health in relation to co-locating our Community Mental Health Team at the Colac Hospital.

The Colac Community Mental Health Team is staffed by seven mental health clinicians (four full-time, three part-time) plus a part-time Consultant Psychiatrist and part-time Psychiatry Registrar. The Colac Community Mental Health Team provides clinical mental health services for people aged between 26 and 65 years. 

During business hours (8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday), Barwon Health provides an outreach service and secondary consultation to the Colac Hospital for new or existing patients.

Outside of business hours, an on-call service is provided for crisis assessments in Colac Hospital’s Urgent Care Department. Colac Community Mental Health Team also provides regular professional development sessions for Colac Hospital staff when requested.