Community mental health services

The Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service (FHMHS) provides multidisciplinary, recovery-focused care in the community to adult consumers between the ages of 18 to 65, and to older adult consumers over 65, who have a mental illness and live in the Fremantle Hospital catchment area. 


Community services

Adult Community Treatment Teams (CTT)

FHMHS has 5 community treatment teams:

  • 3 of the teams are based in Melville, Cockburn and Fremantle.
  • The Early Intervention Psychosis (EIP) Service provides assessment, support and intensive care coordination to consumers who have suffered their first episode of psychosis. It also provides group work for consumers and carers.
  • The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) treats consumers with multiple complex needs, maintaining them in the community wherever possible. 

Fremantle Older Adult Community Mental Health Service (FOAMHS)

FOAMHS provides services to consumers aged 65 years and over. The service is located at Fremantle Hospital in L Block.

Other services

The Hampton Road Service provides community-based residential support, for up to 4 weeks, for adults experiencing significant functional deterioration as a result of their mental health. It operates as a step-up/step-down service, providing support for people who are at risk of becoming unwell and for people leaving hospital who need more intensive support before returning home

The Wellness Clinic is a nurse-led screening and assessment clinic based in the outpatient department. It focuses on the physical health and wellbeing of mental health consumers not actively engaged with primary care.

Outpatient clinics provide scheduled appointments with the multidisciplinary team. Appointments are for review, assessment and care planning.

The Integrated Therapy Services (ITS) provides a range of programs for consumers and carers promoting the development of living, interpersonal, recreation and vocational skills.

How to access our services

The Assessment and Treatment Team (ATT) is the first point of access to the community mental health service. It operates from 8am–10pm, providing specialist multidisciplinary community mental health assessment and treatment services for individuals with mental health issues aged 18–65 years.

Patients may be referred to ATT by their General Practitioners or other service providers

Referrals from health professionals

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Self-referral

People who present  to the mental health service without a referral will be triaged by ATT before being treated or referred to other services. 


Support for carers

Carers have the main responsibility for care when service providers are not there. They are frequently responsible for providing care to consumers who are acutely unwell.

The mental health service actively partners with carers to make sure that their family member or friend receives the best possible care.

Read more in our Information for carers guide (PDF 1.2MB).

The mental health service ensures that carers and the essential role they play is identified at first contact, or as soon as possible thereafter. Relevant information brochures for family, friends and consumers are provided in the inpatient areas.

Emergency contacts

In an emergency or crisis please dial 000 (triple zero) 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

Find more mental health emergency service providers (Healthy WA)

Contact us

Location: W Block, cnr Alma Street and Hampton Rd, Fremantle
Phone: 9431 3555
Fax: 9431 3479

Outpatient clinic details

Location: Level 5, W Block, cnr Alma Street and Hampton Rd, Fremantle
Phone: 9431 3400
Fax: 9431 3514

Operating hours

8.30am–4pm, Monday to Friday

Resources

Find information on mental health conditions and living with these conditions (Healthy WA)

Link to Healthy WA – health info for your family.