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Victorian Dual Disability 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\


Complimentary online training

Please also see link to our training page for our suite of complimentary online training including:


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 Graham Connolly

Psychiatric Registrar

Jane Ryan

Programme & Administration Co-ordinator



The Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS)

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

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