Key messages

  • There are specialist mental health services for people with acquired brain injury or neurodegenerative conditions.

The Victorian Government funds specialist mental health services for people with acquired brain injury or neurodegenerative conditions with associated psychiatric disorders.

Services tailored specifically to people with brain disorders include inpatient, residential and community programs, outreach services and secondary consultation.

These services typically require psychiatry, nursing, allied health and recreation staffing as well as psychiatric service officers.

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre is part of Austin Health.

Its services include assessment, short-term treatment and consultancy, as well as secondary consultation, education and training for community disability services.

Mary Guthrie House – Brain disorders unit

Mary Guthrie House – Brain Disorders Unit is part of Austin Health.

Services include a ten-bed psychiatric rehabilitation unit specialising in medium-term rehabilitation and a 20-bed extended-care program providing an interim nursing home for more disabled people.