Information for Professionals
How do you make a referral?
Referrals should be made by calling 1800 011 511 and asking for the relevant mental health facility.
Mental Health Contact Centre Fax: (02) 4923 6537.
How we work with you
HNE Mental Health aims to communicate effectively with GPs and referrers by:
- Acknowledging the receipt of referral
- Advising of the referral's outcome
- Advising of the outcome of the assessment and the plan for management, and
- Advising of any changes to the management plan
Our expectation from referrers and GPs is to communicate effectively:
- When a referral is made
- When you prescribe treatment
- If you identify new mental health needs, and/or
- When treatment is changed.
Who can you refer?
People with severe mental disorders who:
- Need specialist mental health care
- Cannot be looked after in primary care sector
- Are at risk to self or others secondary to a mental disorder are such that require assertive management from a specialist mental health service
- Need case management/care coordination
Please be aware that referrals are prioritised depending upon need for urgency of response and to match available staff.
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Education and Training Resources
Professional groups and Organisations
- Australian Association of Occupational Therapists
- Australian Association of Social Workers
- Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
- Carer Gateway
- Centre for Brain and Mental Health Reserach (CBMHR)
- Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH)
- Health Statistics New South Wales
- Hunter New England Psychiatry Training Program (HNET)
- NSW Institute of Psychiatry
- Psychogeriatric Nurses Association Australia
- The Australian Psychological Society
- The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
- The University of Newcastle
- The University of New England