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Victorian Dual Disablity Service

The Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS) is a joint mental health initiative between
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Melbourne Health. The service is multidisciplinary and operates within the mental health policy framework in Victoria. At a state wide level, the VDDS is responsible for:

  • Developing a model of best practice
  • Providing assessment and consultation services to staff within the Victorian Area Mental Health Services
  • Promoting access to Victorian Area Mental Health Services for consumers with a dual disability
  • Facilitating partnerships and collaborative treatment planning through consultation and liaison


Team Members

Felicity Lawrence


Dr Chad Bennett
Clinical Director
Consultant Psychiatrist


Dr Angela Livingstone
Consultant Psychiatrist


Andrew Pridding
Nurse Practitioner


Dr Tareq Abuelroos
Consultant Psychiatrist


Dr Tahmineh Salehi

Psychiatric Registrar


Louise Brady


Jane Ryan
Programme & Administration Co-ordinator

The Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS) 
tel: (03) 9231 2950



The Victorian Dual Disability Service recognises the Traditional Owners of the land on which our office islocated; the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our health service