What We Do - Mental Health Ballarat

•    Comprehensive psychiatric assessment
•    Provide timely, targeted, specialised psychiatric intervention
•    Collaborative Care Plans, family inclusive as required
•    Specialised treatment and support within the private practice model
•    In partnership with patient/family, utilising an outreach approach to home and/or school if required.
•    Close consultation with patient’s Medical Practitioners
•    Work with patients/families in linking to other services
•    Provide services to acute patients
•    Personalised psychiatric health care in a convenient and safe location

Treatments Provided by Credentialled Mental Health Nurses

•    Psychiatric medication education and monitoring of efficacy
•    Training in compliance with prescribed medication and intervention
•    Illness education for patients, families and significant others
•    Early warning signs
•    Relapse prevention
•    Problem analysis & problem solving
•    Activity scheduling
•    Sleep hygiene
•    Social skills training
•    Anger management
•    Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
•    Supportive Psychotherapy

Professional Services

Mind@Home provides personal, comprehensive services to Children; Adolescents; Adults; Elderly; Couples and Families in a safe environment. We work with patients referred by
•    General Practitioners
•    Medical Specialists
•    Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
•    Traffic Accident Commission (TAC)
•    WorkCover


Areas of Speciality

•    Psychosis
•    Depression and Mood Disorders
•    Trauma
•    Hyperkinetic (e.g. ADHD)
•    Intellectual Disability
•    Grief/Loss
•    Men’s Health
•    Children
•    Adolescents
•    Adults
•    Elderly
•    Couples
•    Women’s Health

Emergency Contacts

This service is not able to provide emergency services for people who are at acute risk or in crisis.

After hours:
Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800
Nurse on Call 1300 60 60 24 for the cost of a local call from anywhere in Victoria for health advice 24 hours a day. (Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate)

If life is in danger call 000 or go to your Emergency Department