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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
Manager

 

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
Clinician

 

Jane Ryan
Programme & Administration Co-ordinator

The Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS) 
tel: (03) 9231 2950
email:vdds@svha.org.au