Mental Health

About us

The Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service (FHMHS) is a recovery focused mental health service which works in partnership with consumers and their carers, acknowledging that each individual is an expert in their own recovery.

FHMHS services residents of Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville. It offers adult services to people aged 18 to 64 and older adult services for people 65 years and over. These services are a combination of acute inpatient, community treatment and continuing care programs.

We have a 48-bed acute adult inpatient unit and a 16-bed older acute inpatient unit. Both the adult and the older adult inpatient units provide short-term inpatient treatment to people during the acute phase of mental illness.

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Partnerships

FHMHS develops and maintains partnerships with community managed organisations (CMOs) to assist consumers in their recovery journey. These include:

  • Perth Home Care
  • Individual Placement and Support employment specialists
  • Growing Towards Wellness
  • Medicare Local
  • Partners in Recovery
  • Richmond Fellowship
  • Foundation Housing.

Community Advisory Council Sub-group Mental Health (CACSGHM) 

This group of carer and consumer representatives was established by the Community Advisory Council to:

  • work in partnership with FH MHS staff to ensure that the consumer voice is heard, acknowledged and valued in the development and delivery of mental health services
  • report gaps in consumer partnership to the FHHS Community Advisory Council
  • assist consumers and carers to have information on how to contact advocates
  • encourage feedback on service delivery, policy and planning from consumers and their families and carers.

Read the CACSGHM newsletter (PDF 628KB) for details of its work.

See the CACSGHM 2016 calendar of events (PDF 1.6MB).

Research

There are several ongoing research projects in collaboration with the UWA School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.

The service is also collaborating with Curtin University of Technology and Murdoch University to improve  physical health outcomes for people with severe mental illness. 

Education/training opportunities

FHMHS provide a comprehensive induction program and ongoing staff development for all clinical staff within the service. The Staff Development program is co-ordinated by a Staff Development Educator and supported by Staff Development Nurses. All clinical staff attend mandatory core safety skills training on commencement of their employment and annually thereafter. Ongoing training, including cultural awareness, is encouraged and supported by managers.

Employment opportunities

See current job vacancies (external site).

Contact us

Location: W Block, Cnr Alma Street and Hampton Rd, Fremantle
Phone: +61 8 9431 3555
Fax: +61 8 9431 3479
Email: alma.street@health.wa.gov.au

Operating hours

Outpatient services
8am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Assessment and Treatment Team
8am – 10pm, 7 days a week

Emergency
If you need urgent assistance outside these hours, visit your nearest Emergency Department.

For emergency telephone advice contact the 24-hour Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL) on 1300 555 788.

Visiting hours

Weekdays
4pm – 8pm (avoid meal times) 

Weekends and public holidays
Weekends and public holidays: 9am – 8pm (avoid meal times).

Please talk to our staff if you wish to visit outside of these hours.

Resources

Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service Information for Carers (PDF 1.21MB)

Living Mindfully audio

  1. Mindful Body Scan 14:06 (MP3 13.2MB)
  2. Brief Body Scan 15:30 (MP3 14.5MB)
  3. Breath Counting Meditation 28:55 (MP3 27.1MB)
  4. Three Minute Breathing Space 02:11 (MP3 2MB)

Visit Healthy WA

Link to Healthy WA – health info for your family.