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.
Preventing seclusion and restraint
The NSW Government has released Mental Health Safety and Quality in NSW: An implementation plan to prevent seclusion and restraint.
Central Coast Local Health District is committed to preventing the use of seclusion and restraint and welcomes consumer, carer and family involvement. To become a partner in this work, please register your details at http://eepurl.com/duyOFz
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.
Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 - flyer
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.