Monash Health Refugee Health and Wellbeing provides a psychiatry service for adults aged 25 -65 years, presenting with a range of mental health issues, including:

  • A history of trauma / torture;
  • Depression;
  • Anxiety;
  • Complex grief and loss

The psychiatry service is part of the integrated Refugee Health and Wellbeing service located in Dandenong, and as such, clients also have access to the broader multidisciplinary team, including psychological support.

This clinic is for asylum seekers and refugee patients who require non-urgent psychiatric care.

Referrals will be accepted from a treating GP/doctor. Clients referred to this service should not be experiencing acute psychotic symptomology or acute suicidal, homicidal ideation, or have a known history of aggressive behaviour.

In order to assist with triage and ensure timely access to care, we request that all referrals are inclusive of the following information:

  • Previous mental Health diagnosis
  • Details of previous mental health services
  • Torture and trauma history
  • Current medications
  • History of suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, aggression, psychosis

The psychiatry service is also available to provide primary, secondary and tertiary consultation to the region including, SRSS, health practitioners and other mental health service providers.