Mental Health​

 24-hour Mental Health | telephone access service
In life-threatening situations call 000 for immediate help

HNE Mental Health delivers services across the Hunter New England Health district.

Around 1600 mental health staff members deliver comprehensive and specialist mental health services. We are committed to serving mental health consumers and carers, to providing training and education and to running an active research and evaluation program.

Mental Health services provide a range of inpatient services and community mental health care, from prevention and early intervention to treatment, rehabilitation and continuing care.

The focus of these services is to provide timely and effective care and to empower consumers to become resilient, independent and to self-manage their illness and recovery.

Our services are organised by geography and cover all age groups including child and adolescent, adult and older people.

Specialist services include:

  • Mental health and substance use
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation 
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Centre for Psychotherapy
  • Forensic services.

Support services include:

  • Clinical and corporate support
  • Aboriginal, multicultural and consumer liaison
  • Partnerships and performance
  • Education and research

Mental Health Services Plan 2019-2021