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Mental Health

Older People and Mental Health

The Older People’s Mental Health team provides services for people 65 years and over experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems. Services can include assessment, treatment and care planning, working closely with carers, families, General Practitioners and other support services, providing training programs and mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiatives. These services can be provided in the community or in hospital.

PDF Document  Older People’s Mental Health Service brochure

In the community

Services are provided in the person’s home, including residential aged care facilities such as hostels and nursing homes.

In hospital

Miri Miri is an acute inpatient mental health unit for people over the age of 65 years. It is based at Wyong Hospital in the Wyong Mental Health Centre.

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