What is changing and how will it affect me?
Victorian community mental health reforms

The Victorian Government is changing the way people get support for their mental health from August 2014.

What is changing?

New services will be commencing in some areas and some existing services will either continue, provide less support or cease service delivery in the area.

There will also be a more streamlined intake and planning to help people access services.

We have more information available about the recent changes to Victoria’s community mental health system (pdf download).

How will it affect me?

If you already receive mental health support, you will continue to be supported. However, some people in some areas will have to choose a new support provider.

If you live in one of these areas or are unsure, you can contact your current service provider.

If you live in the eastern, northern or western suburbs or the Mornington Peninsula and wish to receive individualised support you have the option of choosing Neami as your support provider.

For further information about selecting your service provider and for points of contact see the fact sheets for your region in the resources libray

Are you already supported by Neami?

If you already get support from Neami, you will not experience any changes. We will continue to support you in the same way we do now.

We have useful information for people supported by Neami in Northern Melbourne (pdf download) and in Inner-Eastern Melbourne (pdf download) 

Please speak to your support worker if you have any questions about how these changes will affect you.

How can I contact Intake Assessment in my area?

For South West, North West, Inner North, Bayside and Frankston-Mornington Peninsula
call Neami National 1300 379 462 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)

For North, Inner East, East and South East
call EACH 1300 785 358 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)

For Gippsland, Goulburn Valley, Grampians, Great South Coast, Hume and Loddon Mallee
call ACSO 1300 022 760 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)

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