The POST Program offers placements with a range of mental health services in Melbourne including St Vincent's Mental Health, NorthWestern Mental Health and Austin Health. We can also organise visits to NGOs and other institutions where required. Please see below for a detailed description of each service.
St Vincent's Mental Health (SVMH)
St Vincent's Mental Health is an area mental health service which provides a range of mental health services to people who experience serious mental illness and associated psychosocial disability, who are aged 16-64 and reside in the cities of Yarra and Boroondara.
Being a comprehensive and fully integrated community mental health service, SVMH focuses on continuity of care. This care is provided by multidisciplinary teams operating from the Community Mental Health Services of Clarendon and Hawthorn, The Footbridge Community Care Unit and the Acute Inpatient Service.
SVMH is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. It is also a teaching service of the University of Melbourne Department of Psychiatry and has well-developed educational, training, clinical and research programs.
As part of the overall organisational structure of St Vincent’s, SVMH has worked closely with St George’s Aged Psychiatry Service and St Vincent’s Department of Addiction Medicine in providing international clinical programs through:
- Clarendon and Hawthorn Community Mental Health Services
- The Footbridge Community Care Unit
- Acute Inpatient Service
- Dual Diagnosis Service
- St Vincent's Aged Psychiatry Service – St George’s Campus
NorthWestern Mental Health
A clinical division of Melbourne Health, NorthWestern Mental Health operates in partnership with Northern Health and Western Health to deliver a comprehensive range of specialist, community and hospital-based mental health services to the communities of northern and western metropolitan Melbourne – a population of around 1.2 million
The Mental Health Clinical Service Unit (MHSCU) is part of Austin Health, which is one of Victoria's largest healthcare providers. Catering to diverse multicultural and veteran communities, the service delivers vital state-wide services to Victorians and a vast array of speciality services to the people of Melbourne's north-eastern corridor.
Mental Illness Fellowship
The Mental Illness Fellowship is Victoria's leading membership-based not-for-profit organisation working with people with mental illness, their families and friends to improve their wellbeing.
Visits to the following sites may be arranged when appropriate:
- beyondblue – the national depression initiative
- Department of Health (Victoria) – Mental Health Branch