Mental Health

Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) provides a wide range of specialist mental health inpatient and outpatient services to our consumers living in the inner city and eastern suburbs.

City East Community Mental Health Service

The City East Community Mental Health Service provides access to adult outpatient mental health services, including treatment, urgent assessment and intervention.

The City East Community Mental Health Service operates from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (except on public holidays). There are a number of services offered at City East Community Mental Health Service:

Assessment and Treatment Team

The Assessment and Treatment team (ATT) is the first point of contact for all referrals to adult community mental health services within the City East catchment area.

The multi-disciplinary team includes psychiatrists, nurses and allied health staff who help to provide triage, assessment and short-term care and treatment options for consumers up to a maximum of 10 weeks.

Clinical Treatment Team

The Clinical Treatment Team (CTT) receives all referrals via the ATT and offers multi-disciplinary mental health assessment and care coordination for consumers who require care and specialist care and treatment options for more than 10 weeks.

City Older Adult Mental Health Service

The City Older Adult Mental Health Service provides a comprehensive recovery-focused mental health service to Older Adult consumers within the inner city and eastern metropolitan region of Perth.

The service provides an assessment and/or case management service to consumers aged 65 or over (45 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers) who have mental health issues, or who are experiencing severe behavioural and psychological problems associated with dementia.

The team consists of psychiatrists, community nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and psychologists.

Mobile Clinical Outreach Team

The Mobile Clinical Outreach Team (MCOT) provides services through clinical assessment, community triage, treatment for rough sleepers. The team is street present and works closely with specialist homeless service, mainstream mental health services, drug and alcohol services and primary care services to deliver a coordinated model of care.

After hours Support

For after-hours support the Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL) is available 24 hours a day to metro callers on 1300 555 788 (local call) and Peel callers on 1800 676 822 (free call).

In the event of an emergency, dial 000 or present at your nearest Emergency Department.

Royal Perth Hospital, Addiction, Psychiatry, Intervention and Discharge (RAPID)

The RAPID Service is a 24 hour, 7 day a week service that provides psychiatric assessment within the RPH Emergency Department, as well as alcohol and other drug assessment.

The service is staffed with specialist psychiatric medical staff, Psychiatric Liaison Nurses and Alcohol and Drug Clinicians.

There is one point of entry for RAPID referrals – 0435 311 572.

Inpatient services

Royal Perth Hospital Ward 2K is a 20 bed general adult open unit that provides care for voluntary acute patients between the ages of 18 to 65 that require specialist mental health care.

Referrals to RPH inpatient mental health services are received from the RPH Emergency Department, the Consultation Liaison team (a specialist team that review mental health patients in the general hospital), other Hospitals and community teams.

Mental Health Emergency Centre (MHEC)

Work is underway to develop a discrete, purpose built, short stay MHEC located adjacent to the RPH Emergency Department (ED). The new MHEC will have eight treatment spaces – six beds and two chairs and is planned to open 16 October 2019.

Patients presenting to the ED with acute mental health issues will be assessed in the ED and streamed through to the MHEC according to set inclusion and exclusion criteria.

The MHEC team will provide inpatient care in the MHEC and out-reach support to the ED, meaning there will be coordinated care upon entry to RPH for consumers with mental health care needs.

Rainbow Tick (LGBTI)

The community we serve at Royal Perth and Bentley hospitals and services has many diverse and unique healthcare needs. It is important we continue to ensure our health services are accessible and inclusive for everyone visiting or seeking treatment, as well as providing a friendly and welcoming place of work for our LGBTI staff.

Royal Perth Bentley Group Mental Health Inpatient Services is Rainbow Tick Accredited, which recognises their commitment to delivering safe and inclusive healthcare practice for LGBTI community members.

Our staff are appropriately trained and committed to providing an accessible, inclusive and safe space for members of the LGBTI community, as well as providing a friendly and welcoming place of work for LGBTI staff.

Royal Perth Bentley Group is one of only three public health services in Australia to achieve Rainbow Tick Accreditation, and the first public hospital in WA.

Contact Us

In the event of an emergency, dial 000 or present at your nearest Emergency Department.

City East Community Mental Health Service

Phone: 9224 1720
Fax: 9224 1729

Address: 74 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000

Assessment and Treatment Team

Phone: 9224 1720
Fax: 9224 1702

Clinical Treatment Team

Phone: 9224 1720
Fax: 9224 1729

City Older Adult Mental Health Service

Phone: 9224 3346
Fax: 9224 1733

Mobile Clinical Outreach Team

Phone: 9224 1720
Fax: 9224 1729

Inpatient Services

Phone: 9224 2247 or 9224 2514
Fax: 9224 1168

Address: 2nd Floor, Nikolay Block
Wellington Street, Perth WA 6000