Great Southern mental health services

WACHS Great Southern Mental Health Service (GSMHS) is a specialist service that provides acute mental health care for inpatient and community clients in the Great Southern region.   

The community teams are located in Albany and Katanning and consist of triage, adult, older adult, youth, child and adolescent teams, all staffed by mental health professionals. 

GSMHS employs Aboriginal mental health workers who assist the clinical team to provide culturally appropriate treatment.

Referrals are accepted from GPs and other health professionals. If urgent, clients may phone or self-present to Community Mental Health within office hours.

Great Southern Mental Health Service operates from the following sites:

Albany Community Mental Health

Location:  Ground floor, Albany Health Campus - Hardie Road, Albany WA 6330
Postal:      PO Box 252, Albany WA 6331
Phone:     (08) 9892 2440
Fax:          (08) 9892 2605
Email:       gs.cmh@health.wa.gov.au
Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm
After Hours: Emergency service phone: RuralLink 1800 552 002 (Monday to Friday 4:30pmto 8:30am) 24 hour service on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Katanning Community Mental Health

Location:   Katanning Hospital - 11-31 Kobeelya Avenue, Katanning WA 6317
Phone:      (08) 9821 6341
Fax:          (08) 9821 6323
Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm
After Hours:      Emergency service phone: RuralLink 1800 552 002 (Monday to Friday 4:30pm to 8:30am) 24 hour service on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Albany Authorised Psychiatric Unit

Location:  Ground floor, Albany Health Campus - Hardie Road, Albany WA 6330
Postal:      PO Box 252, Albany WA 6331
Phone:     (08) 9892 2525

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