Mental health

Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

If you, someone you know, or one of your clients, needs help with a mental health problem, call the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.

 

The Mental Health Line is a single number, state-wide 24-hour mental health telephone access service.    Anyone with a mental health issue can use the Mental Health Line to speak with a mental health professional and be directed to the right care for them. Carers, other health professionals and emergency service workers can also use the Mental Health Line for advice about a person’s clinical symptoms, the urgency of the need for care and local treatment options.  

By following the prompts, you will be connected to your local mental health service, in this instance, the Central Coast Mental Health Service.

The Central Coast Mental Health Service is not an emergency service.  If you or someone you know needs an emergency response or urgent medical attention, call triple zero (000) or go to the closest emergency department.

Central Coast Mental Health Service

The Central Coast Mental Health Service sees people with moderate to severe mental health issues.  It helps people of all ages and backgrounds who experience many different types of mental illness such as depression, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

This service sees people at home or at the local health centre and can arrange hospital admission for those people who need inpatient care.  An interpreter can be arranged if needed.

The Central Coast Mental Health Service is available 24 hours a day, every day by calling the NSW Mental Health Line.

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Speak to a mental health professional and be directed to the right care for you.

The Mental Health Line links people into the most appropriate part of the Central Coast Mental Health Service or provides information about other specialised health and community services to better meet the person's clinical needs.

Calls from landlines are free but charges may apply from mobiles.

Mental Health ED team

Provides assessments at the Emergency Departments at Wyong or Gosford Hospital after presenting to triage.  Only in an emergency situation will an individual be directed to the emergency department.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Acute Care team

Provides 'face to face' assessments for people experiencing acute symptoms of mental illness, including those at risk of suicide.  Assessments and crisis interventions are provided in the community, either in the person's own home or at a health facility.  Also provides short term care for people experiencing mental illness and follow up with people who have been discharged from the inpatient units.

Available 8.30am to 9.00pm, 7 days a week.