We assess and treat people with mental illness and mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and dementia.

At the RMH, we are committed to working in partnership with people and their families or carers during their treatment, care and recovery from mental illness.

Find out more about our services.

Adult Acute Inpatient Units

Our Acute Inpatient Units provide mental health assessment, treatment and care for people during an acute phase of mental illness.

Community Care Unit

We provide 24-hour recovery-focused rehabilitation in a community residential setting to people with complex mental health needs.

Community Teams

We provide specialist mental health assessment, care and treatment for people across several community-based locations in northern and western metropolitan Melbourne.

Consultation Liaison

We are a specialist psychiatry service that provides clinical psychiatry consultation and support to the acute medical wards, the surgical wards and the intensive care unit of the RMH.

Eating Disorders Program

Through our multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, we offer a range of treatment and support options for people affected by an eating disorder.

Emergency Mental Health

We provide specialist assessment, consultation, short-term care and referral for people experiencing a mental health crisis while in an Emergency Department.


We provide targeted support to people to reduce the risk of suicide re-attempts post-discharge from the Emergency Department, medical wards or inpatient units.

Integrated Alcohol and Other Drug Service

We provide advice and clinical expertise on the provision of evidence-based treatment and care to those who are living with mental illness and substance use or addiction.

Ketamine Treatment

We provide a 3-week course of low-dose intravenous ketamine treatment for eligible consumers with difficult-to-treat depression.


We diagnose and treat patients with symptoms and illnesses of the mind and brain, including complex neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders.

Older Adult Community Team

We provide mental health services to people with complex and compounding mental health issues generally related to ageing, irrespective of age.

Prevention and Recovery Care

We provide short-term intensive treatment and support in a residential setting to adults as a less-restrictive alternative to an acute inpatient admission.

Safe Haven

We provide peer support and a comfortable, non-clinical environment for people experiencing mental health distress.

Victorian Centre for Excellence in Eating Disorders

The Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED) is a statewide service that forms part of Victoria’s specialist public mental health services.

In an emergency, call 000

If you are in an emergency situation where you are worried about your safety or someone else's, call 000 for an immediate response.

If you need to talk, contact Lifeline, SuicideLine or Beyond Blue.

Last updated 07 November 2022