Mental Health Service

The Fiona Stanley Hospital Mental Health Service provides:

  • assessment and treatment for patients with mental health issues who present to the emergency department or have been referred to a specialty service
  • a 24/7 Emergency Department Mental Health Liaison Service for people presenting unplanned
  • a 14-bed Youth Unit for young people aged between 16 and 24 years
  • an 8-bed Mother and Baby Unit
  • an 8-bed Assessment Unit providing a therapeutic environment for patients requiring short term admission for stabilisation and monitoring for up to 72 hours or an extended period of care
  • a 7 day a week consultation liaison service to support patients throughout the general hospital or rehabilitation service who have mental health and/or alcohol and other drug concerns or issues in addition to their presenting complaint
  • a 7 day a week Youth Community Assessment and Treatment Team (YCATT) that provides a time limited, client-centred recovery-focused approach to youth aged 16-24 years
  • a Youth Hospital in the Home service for up to 12 patients for a period of up to 2 weeks
  • a 7-day-a-week Addiction Prevention and Treatment Service Outpatient Clinic, including gaming addiction clinic
  • tele-psychiatry services for rural and remote areas.

The Mental Health Service provides evidence-based care with strong consumer and carer engagement. Care is provided by multi­ disciplinary clinical teams including:

  • consultant psychiatrists
  • psychiatric registrar or medical officers
  • nurse unit managers
  • clinical nurse consultants
  • clinical nurse specialists
  • registered mental health nurses, general nurses, enrolled nurses
  • clinical psychologists
  • neuropsychologists
  • occupational therapists
  • social workers
  • peer support workers
  • teachers
  • pharmacists
  • dietitian.

The service works collaboratively with community managed organisations and general practitioners (GPs) to support the patient's long-term recovery. Learn more in understanding your mental health care journey.

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Mental health career opportunities

Working in mental health for South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) (external site) means nurturing and fulfilling your calling as a health care professional to change and positively impact people’s lives – from adolescents to older adults.

Read more about mental health career opportunities across SMHS (external site).

Emergency contacts

In the case of an emergency or crisis please dial 000 or visit your nearest Emergency Department.

Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL)
Metro callers phone 1300 555 788 (local call)
Peel callers phone 1800 676 822 (free call)

Lifeline WA
131 114
24 hours a day / 7 day a week service

More information

Contact us

Call our Helpdesk on 6152 2222for all queries.


Our mental health service is located in a separate building next to the main hospital.

The main entrance to the hospital is accessed off Robin Warren Drive.

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