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Project Air Strategy Headquarters does not provide crisis services, support, counselling, advice, treatment or referrals. We support health services to provide better care  and it is the health services that you should approach for any individual assessment and treatment needs. 
 
If you need immediate help or support, please contact your local health services in your local area or your country's crisis services.

If you are in Australia, call Emergency Services (dial 000) or telephone a Suicide Prevention Service

The Mental Health Support Services Information Fact Sheet may also be helpful. 

We are also pleased to provide an Australian & New Zealand referral directory of personality disorder services. This list is compiled from information provided to us and people using this directory are recommended to seek their own independent advice in determining the service that will best meet their needs. In general we have provided information on specialised integrated programs rather than solo practitioners who may also be providing evidenced based treatment. 

If you would like to add your service to our directory, or update your listing, please email info-projectair@uow.edu.au.

Australia wide health information service

Service Directory

Mental Health Line
The Mental Health Line is available to everyone in NSW and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For acute and crisis mental health care please call 1800 011 511 and ask for the local crisis team.


NSW Government Ministry of Health
02 9391 9000


Blue Mountains region

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
1800 650 749 NSW Mental Health Line

Currently only case management in this Local Health District however plans underway to expand services


Central Sydney region

St Vincents Mental Health Service, Darlinghurst
02 8382 1299
02 8382 1300

  • Acute, short and longer term treatment.
  • Also offer a walk in service where patients that present can meet with a triage nurse who will then be referred on to a psychiatrist, rehabilitation, or psychologist and so on.

DBT Psychology Clinic, Potts Point
0434 595 195

  • Private Practice
  • 48-week comprehensive DBT treatment program

Eastern Suburbs region

Prince of Wales Hospital, Bondi 

  • Clients get allocated a clinician based on their ease of getting to the various sites within the Local Health District
  • Therapy modalities Brief intervention based on the relational model of treatment
  • Brief 3 session (plus one carer session) intervention service for people in crisis

Institute for Healthy Living, Bondi
02 8937 0667

The Sydney Clinic, Bronte
02 9389 8888

The Maroubra Centre
02 9366 8711 

The Neuropsychiatric Institute, Randwick
(02) 9382 3763


Inner West region

Wesley Hospital, Ashfield
02 9716 1400

St John of God, Burwood
02 9715 9215

  • DBT
  • Number of relevant programs including Wise Mind (DBT), Schema Focused Therapy, Adult Trauma plus many others

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Professor Marie Bashire Centre
0484 665605

  • DBT
  • This is a skills training group only
  • The group covers all 4 modules over 36 weeks and meets on a Wednesday from 2.30pm to 5pm
  • There is no cost for the group
  • There is roughly an 18 month waiting list

DBT Sydney, Newtown
02 95171764

  • Offers a range of resources and information about DBT and Personality Disorders
  • They have a number of Clinical Psychologists and psychiatrists specialising in DBT and personality disorders
  • The website also has a wealth of information about DBT, support for friends and family of those experiencing personality disorders, and useful links about personal experiences and resources

Rebecca Ciatto, DBT-LBC, Leichhardt
0434 221 654

  • DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician
  • Radically open DBT Clinician
  • Offers DBT and RO-DBT groups for teens and adults
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker 

Greater Western Sydney region

1800 600 681
Case management available if co-morbid mental health issues or clients will be referred to appropriate services (e.g. DBT group).

South Western Sydney Community Mental Health
Intakes via ComMHET in the first instance
1300 787 799

  • Various services in the Local Health District including DBT Program and case management via the above comMHET referral number above.
  • Referrals and services available will vary depending on waiting lists and availabilities

Bankstown Community Mental Health
02 9780 2777

  • DBT (individual and group therapy)
  • Clients must live in the Bankstown local government area

Blacktown Mental Health Service
02 98818888

Campbelltown Community Mental Health
02 4629 5400

  • DBT Program
  • Includes individual therapy and skills training group

Cumberland Hospital, North Parramatta
02 9840 3343 

  • Conversational model of psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Westmead Psychotherapy Program for Complex Traumatic Disorders which runs in conjunction with the University of Sydney Master of Medicine (Psychotherapy) and Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy Program).
  • The program is based upon the Conversational Model developed by Russell Meares and Robert Hobson to offer treatment to patients with complex and difficult disorders. It continues to incorporate contemporary research in neuroscience, psychotherapy, trauma and attachment. While in the past best known for its utility in treating borderline personality disorder, the model is now being usefully applied to engagement and treatment of the broader group of patients with Complex Traumatic Disorders, conditions that are often refractory to other treatment approaches.
  • Referal forms can be accessed from the website 

Northside Group, Wentworthville
02 8833 2222

  • Inpatient treatment for personality disorders
  • Day programs also offered
  • Require health insurance

Penrith Child & Adolescent Mental Health
02 4732 2388

  • DBT Trained Clinicians available

South West Clinic, Liverpool
02 96004340

  • Treatment programs for inpatient and outpatient
  • Voluntary patients only
  • Includes personality disorders
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy modules available
  • Patient must self-fund or have medical insurance

The Hills Clinic, Kellyville
1300 122 144

The Hills Private Hospital
02 9639 3333 


Northern Sydney region 

Northern Sydney Local Health District, Manly
02 9976 9611

  • Various individual and group

Northern Sydney Local Health District, Ryde
02 9858 7777
02 9858 7000 (after hours)

  • Intake service is the first point of contact then clients are referred as appropriate
  • Individuals seeking this service must be from the local Ryde Area
  • For the exact catchment area call intake and check if you will be accepted

North Shore Ryde Mental Health Service
02 9462 9100

  • DBT (individual and group therapy)
  • Clients must live in the local government area

The Resilience Centre Psychology Services, Epping
02 9869 0377

  • DBT individual and group sessions 

The Hills Clinic at Hornsby
1300 122 144

Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital
02 9477 9520 

Strelitzia Clinic, Gordon
0416 181 431

  • Offers a range of psychodynamic therapies for people with personality disorders
  • Short and long term treatment 

Southern Sydney region 

Calvert & Associates Psychology, Sutherland
0478 896 971

  • DBT Skills Training Groups

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Hurstville
02 8198 7300 
8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

  • The Intensive Care and Assessment Team (ICAT) is located at St George Hospital and focuses on assessment, safety and brief interventions for families dealing with challenging mental health difficulties.
  • The focus is on helping acutely distressed young people and their families establish and maintain safety.
  • ICAT provides short term intensive intervention with an emphasis on working in partnership with families, schools and appropriate services in the community to create systems of safety.
  • The ICAT acute clinic offers next working day appointments for young people and their families in acute high risk situations such as:
    • Thoughts or behaviours placing themselves or others at risk of harm
    • Onset of serious mental illness
    • Severe distress 

Life & Mind Psychology, Miranda
02 9525 8443

  • Offers a variety of therapies including DBT

St George Mental Health Service - Acute Care Team
02 95532595

Sutherland Community Mental Health Service
02 9540 7800  8.30am -5pm

  • DBT based program includes individual therapy and skills training group

Sutherland Shire Crisis intake
Enquiry: 02 9540 7800 ask for Coordinator

  • Brief intervention based on the relational model of treatment
  • Brief 3 session (plus one carer session) intervention service for people in crisis 

Wesley Private Hospital, Kogarah
02 8197 5800

  • DBT Day Program
  • Skills taught in a group format, conducted weekly for 12 months
  • Also includes phone coaching, homework, and mindfulness practice 

Hunter region

Hunter New England Mental Health Service: Centre for Psychotherapy
02 4924 6820 

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) or Conversational Model (CM)
  • Program is oriented towards helping those that are currently self-harming / engaging in suicidal behaviours.
  • Currently offering DBT or CM.
  • DBT program involves 12 months of individual therapy weekly, skills training weekly and access to after hours on-call service.
  • CM involves twice weekly individual therapy

Illawarra region 

Lake Illawarra Community Mental Health - Gold Card Clinic
02 4252 0700

  • Brief intervention based on the relational model of treatment
  • Brief 3 session (plus one carer session) intervention service for people in crisis

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local health District
02 4254 1500

ARAFMI (Assisting Relatives and Friends of People with Mental Illness) Illawarra
02 4254 1699

  • Support for carers of people with BPD
  • Telephone support
  • Individual face-to-face counselling
  • Support groups with other carers
  • Peer support
  • Education and training workshops
  • Advocacy
  • Community awareness sessions 

Shoalhaven region

Nowra Community Mental Health Service
02 44247800

  • Psychiatrist, case managers, and registered nurses available. No permanent psychologist on site.
  • The service provides assistance for individuals experiencing mental health issues.
  • An acute teams is also available for follows up on discharged patients

Southern Highlands

Wingecarribee Mental Health Adult Community Service
02 4861 8000


Brisbane Waters Private Hospital
02 4341 9522 general enquiries
02 4343 0214 intake

  • Provides a variety of programs to help people with a mental illness including both inpatient and outpatient services.
  • Day programs include: anxiety & depression, life strategies, addictive behaviours, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), managing bipolar disorder. Inpatient programs include: alcohol & other substance dependency issues, bipolar, depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, personality disorders, post traumatic stress disorders, grief & loss and anger management.
  • CBT & DBT programs available 

Mid North Coast region

Julia Searsby
0407 270 987

  • Private practice
  • Focusing on individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder using a modified DBT approach, as well as Schema Therapy

Taree Community Mental Health Service
02 6592 9406

  • DBT
  • Our program consists of three components: Individual therapy 1 hour per week, group therapy 2 & 1/2 hours and an after-hours phone coaching line
  • The Program runs for 12 months with an option to continue individual therapy only, for another year
  • The program is run through Taree Community Mental Health Service

Mayo Private Hospital
02 6539 3600

  • Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder with dialectical behaviour therapy
  • Referral required from a GP or Psychiatrist   

Queensland Health
13 43 25 84 (13HEALTH)

The Mental Health Association Australia

(07) 3620 8800 (Annerley)
(07) 3620 8880 (Southport)

  • Queensland's most comprehensive mental health service directory.
  • Call from anywhere in Queensland to access support, information and referral to mental health related services in your area.
  • We can discuss with you your best options for getting the support you need and let you know where the nearest appropriate service is located.
  • This may be a service we can provide or a referral to a particular service that might assist you or a loved one. 

South East Queensland

Belmont Private Hospital
07 3398 0111

Caboolture Adult Mental Health Team (CAMHT)
(07) 5316 5810

  • DBT program
  • Focuses on assisting people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, who struggle with self-harm and/or suicide urges. Individuals will learn how to manage their emotions and improve their relationships.
  • The program also consists of weekly individual therapy sessions and phone coaching.
  • The group program runs year-round. Referrals must be from within the CAMHT mental health services. Self-referrals are not accepted. 

Currumbin Clinic, Gold Coast
(07) 5534 4944

  • ACT, CBT and DBT programs for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • The ACT program is a 6-week program based on the principle of accepting what is out of your personal control, while committing to taking action to enrich your life and make it more meaningful.
  • The CBT program is a 3-week program for those who would like to identify, understand and change unhelpful patterns of thinking which may be negatively affecting their day-to-day lives.
  • The DBT program is a 6-month program. It is skill-based and assists patients to tolerate intense feelings, whilst learning to manage self-harming behaviours often associated with Borderline Personality Disorder. 

DBTBrisbane
0431 638 417

  • DBTBrisbane teaches three modules each lasting 8 weeks. The modules are distress tolerance skills, emotion regulation skills, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Mindfulness skills are also taught in each unit.
  • This is particularly suited for persons with Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Clients will also undertake individual sessions each week to support use of these skills in their personal lives.
  • Skills groups occur at Toowong. Individual therapy sessions are held at Lutwyche, Chermside, Brisbane and Norman Park.  

Lakeside Rooms, Gold Coast
(07) 5562 0466

  • Specialised  DBT program
  • A referral is required.
  • Involves two components: individual therapy and DBT skills group. An individual therapy session is held weekly, where the therapist and client work towards improving DBT skill use. The DBT skills group meets once weekly for two hours.
  • Skills include mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance. 

Lilley Place Clinical Psychology, Indooroopilly
(07) 3378 9130

  • Private psychology practice in Indooroopilly, Brisbane
  • Clinical psychologist experienced in working with BPD and complex trauma
  • Individual therapy for BPD and emotion dysregulation
  • DBT skills for various presentations 

Logan Hospital Mental Health Care
General Enquiries & Triage Service:
Bayside Mental Health: (07) 3825 6000
Logan-Beaudesert Mental Health: (07) 3089 2176
Princess Alexandra Mental Health: 1300 858 998

  • The Acute Mental Health Inpatient Services Academic Clinical Unit (ACU) provides care to people who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness.
  • The ACU is for persons whose mental illness is not manageable in a less restrictive setting.
  • The ACU team are experienced in working with Borderline Personality Disorder patients. The triage team will undertake an initial assessment of the immediacy of the situation. 

Melissa Kent Psychology, Kenmore
(07) 3184 2559

  • Private psychology practice in Kenmore, Brisbane
  • Clinicians experienced in working with BPD and complex trauma
  • Individual therapy for BPD and emotion dysregulation
  • DBT skills groups offered 

Ramsay Healthcare: New Farm Clinic, New Farm
(07) 3254 9100

  • DBT program
  • Run for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder and aims to break the negative cycle associated with emotional dysregulation through skill development.
  • The program runs two days per week, for 6 months.
  • Clients will improve their distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills.
  • This program requires a minimum 6 month commitment.

Redcliffe Adult Mental Health Team (RAMHT)
(07) 3897 6222

  • DBT program
  • Focuses on assisting people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, who struggle with self-harm and/or suicide urges. Individuals will learn how to manage their emotions and improve their relationships.
  • The program also consists of weekly individual therapy sessions and phone coaching.
  • The group program runs year-round.
  • Referrals must be from within the RAMHT mental health services. Self-referrals are not accepted.

Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Mental Health Service, Herston
(07) 3834 1670

  • DBT program
  • Focuses on assisting people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, who struggle with self-harm and/or suicide urges. Individuals will learn how to manage their emotions and improve their relationships.
  • The program also consists of weekly individual therapy sessions and phone coaching.
  • The group program runs year-round.
  • Referrals must be from within the RBWH mental health services. Self-referrals are not accepted. 

The Floresco Centre, Ipswich
(07) 3280 5670

  • Standard comprehensive DBT program for adults 18-64, with a diagnosis of BPD or EUPD, living in the Ipswich-West Moreton region, able to commit to twice-weekly sessions for 6-12 months.
  • Fully funded - no cost to the consumer
  • Includes individual therapy, skills groups, phone coaching and consultation team
  • Distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation modules, with mindfulness skills incorporated into each module
  • Referrals from health professionals and self-referrals welcome
  • Once referral received, assessment process will follow 

The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) Mental Health Service, Chermside

  • DBT program
  • Focuses on assisting people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, who struggle with self-harm and/or suicide urges. Individuals will learn how to manage their emotions and improve their relationships.
  • The program also consists of weekly individual therapy sessions and phone coaching.
  • The group program runs year-round.
  • Referrals must be from within the TPCH mental health services. Self-referrals are not accepted.

North Queensland

Townsville Hospital and Health Service
Acute Care Team: 1300 642 255

  • The Acute Care Team is the first point of contact to mental health services.
  • Following triage, they facilitate the most appropriate type of care.
  • Patients can be referred to Townsville Hospital which has a Personality Disorders Specialist Clinic.

Far North Queensland

The Cairns Clinic
(07) 4050 7000

  • Offer a specialised DBT Program 
  • An out-patient, group based therapy combining techniques for emotion regulation and reality testing. Individuals will learn how to apply distress tolerance skills, as well as acceptance and mindful awareness skills. 

Yeti
(07) 4051 4927

  • Specialised DBT program supporting young people (12-25 years) with traits of Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • The program includes consult group, skills group, and individual therapy as well as phone coaching. 

A guide to  BPD Services has been published by Spectrum Victoria

Victorian Government Department of Health & Human Services
Deptartment of Human Services General Enquiries: 1300 650 172 or (03) 9096 0000
Health Service General Enquiries: 1300 253 942 or (03) 9096 9000
Mental Health Services General Enquiries: 1300 767 299 or (03) 9096 8287 (9 am – 5 pm)
Drug Services: (03) 9096 5895 


Suicide Helpline Victoria
1300 651 251

Free professional and anonymous support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week across Victoria. 


Mind Victoria
Mind Connect: 1300 286 463 (1300 AT MIND)
Mind Carer Helpline: 1300 550 265 (9 am – 5 pm Weekdays)

  • Brief therapies, motivational techniques
  • Offers a range of community mental health services
  • Supports clients to live independent, productive and purposeful lives through recovery oriented practice.
  • Each client has a mental health worker who works with them to create an individual recovery plan.
  • An array of services are available including residential, family and carers, group support, and psychological services.
  • Most services are free or available for a small charge.
  • Translation services are also available with all brochures available in English, Arabic, Dari, Turkish and Vietnamese. 

The Bouverie Centre – Victoria’s Family Institute
(03) 9385 5100

  • Provides specialist family sensitive and family therapy services to Victoria's Public Mental Health Services.
  • Services include direct clinical services such as family sensitive work and family therapy, community services such as training and consultation to mental health organisations, and academic services such as university accredited courses and continuing education workshops relevant to mental health workers.
  • No referral is necessary.  

Spectrum – Borderline Personality Disorder Service for Victoria
(03) 8833 3050 8.30 am – 5 pm weekdays

  • A statewide service that supports and works with local Area Mental Health Services to provide treatment for people with personality disorder.
  • Focuses on those who are at risk from serious self-harm or suicide and who have particularly complex needs.  

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council Inc. (VMIAC)
(03) 9380 3900

  • The peak Victorian non-government organisation for people who have experience with a mental illness or emotional distress.
  • Engages in a number of activities, which include information provision, advice, mutual support and self-help, individual, group and systemic advocacy, research and evaluation, and education and training. 

Tandem
(03) 8803 5555

  • The Victorian peak body for families and carers of people experiencing mental illness.
  • Promotes family and carer involvement in treatment and decision making, policy development and service improvement, and improve the mental health system. 

ARAFEMI
1300 550 265

  • A community-based organisation providing services to people experiencing mental illness and family and friends of people experiencing mental illness
  • Provides a telephone support, information and referral service from 9am-5pm weekdays
  • Other services include support groups, housing and support services, and intensive outreach 

Mental Illness Carer Advisory Link (MICAL)
(03) 9556 5243

  • A phone support and information service for carers and families of people experiencing mental illness
  • Staffed 10am-4pm Monday to Friday, with an answering machine on at other times
  • The phone is staffed by volunteers who are carers 

Metropolitan Melbourne

Melbourne DBT Centre
(03) 9530 9777

  • DBT
  • Focuses on providing therapy that has been shown to be effective through research findings.
  • Therapy options available for adults, adolescents and their families.
  • In addition to DBT, specialist clinical psychological services and therapy for a range of problems is provided.
  • Assessment and Diagnosis pathway, for people needing to clarify their diagnosis, that involves comprehensive psychological testing and diagnostic interviews, leading to a formal diagnosis and report. 

Albert Road Clinic/Ramsay Mental Health
Intake Manager
General & referral enquiries: 1300 251 243 or (03) 9256 8311 (8.45 am – 4.15 pm)

  • DBT Program - a highly-regarded treatment approach for self-destructive behaviours, e.g., overdosing, self-mutilation, and anger “attacks”. The program is designed for people with Borderline Personality Disorder who need to acquire a skills base for dealing with emotions, relationships, and fragile self-esteem. The DBT model helps patients to learn skills which can gradually replace the self-destructive reactions with enhanced distress tolerance, relationship skills, and better regulation of emotions.
  • The Therapy/Skills Program is designed for individuals with long histories of emotional or psychiatric problems including chronic mood problems, and personality disorders. The program can help people who have difficulty in developing secure relationships; appropriately expressing their emotions; or tolerating distressing thoughts, memories, and feelings. The program uses a combination of group therapy, individual therapy, and skills training. The Therapy/Skills Program is often used as a key component for long-term treatment of patients with complex problems.
  • The Transition Program assists participants to understand, manage, and reduce psychiatric symptoms soon after inpatient admission. The immediate outcome of the program is that participants will be able to function more effectively and autonomously in the community. The program is particularly suitable for patients who may have difficulty adjusting to their outpatient environment. The program is based on cognitive-behavioural techniques, symptom management skills and psycho-education. 

The Australian DBT Institute: Essential Health & Wellbeing Centre
(03) 9077 2096

  • DBT
  • A range of DBT informed groups for youth (16-25 years) and adults with Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Participants undertake 4-6 session assessment/orientation/commitment period before commencement of the program.
  • The DBT program includes the following modules: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance.
  • The youth DBT program runs during school terms over the whole year on Mondays.
  • The adult DBT program runs for 48 weeks a year on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, a mindfulness program is run on Thursdays.    

Metropolitan triage service 

Inner South East Mental Health Service: The Alfred Psychiatry’s Triage Service
1300 363 746

  • DBT Program 

Central & Outer Eastern Mental Health Service: Eastern Health Triage Service
1300 721 927

Inner Urban East Mental Health Service: St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
1300 558 862

Clarendon and Hawthorn Community Mental Health Services
(03) 9417 5696 (City of Yarra)
(03) 9882 9299 (City of Boroondara)

  • The ‘continuing care teams’ provide ongoing specialist treatment and support to people with mental illness.
  • CAT services provide intensive community-based treatment for psychiatric illnesses.
  • Mobile support treatment is also offered. 

North Western Mental Health Service
1300 874 243

  • Triage provider for four mental health service areas: Inner West, Mid-West, North West, and Northern Area. 

Middle South Mental Health Service: Monash Health
1300 369 012

  • The triage service referral is to the Monash Health Psychiatric Service.
  • They provide comprehensive services in acute mental health services, alcohol and drug services, child and adolescent services, mental health community services, rehabilitation services, and youth advisory group.
  • The triage service can organise access to acute psychiatric inpatient units at Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Dandenong Hospital and Casey Hospital.

North East Area Mental Health Service
1300 859 789

  • Provides a mobile, responsive and accessible assessment service and intensive community based treatment to consumers experiencing a serious psychiatric illness in acute crisis as an alternative to hospitalisation, where possible.
  • The service will organise a hospital admission if necessary.

Peninsula Health Mental Health Service
1300 792 977

  • The triage service refers on to The Adult Community Mental Health Service.
  • They provide an Acute and Recovery Service which ensures that individuals referred to the service who are experiencing a serious mental health crisis or a relapse of a mental illness have easy and seamless access to treatment and support based on their needs.
  • The treatment plan is focused on recovery and provides direction for treatment and care in the short term and longer term. 

South West Mental Health Service
1300 657 259

  • The psychiatric triage phone service in the South West region has experienced mental health clinicians answering calls.
  • The Mental Health Triage clinician will determine the most appropriate service to meet the consumers identified needs.
  • The clinician may also provide generalist mental health advice, information and support to clients, carers and family members, as well as consulting with other service providers to assist in the treatment of mental health issues.

Rural Triage Service 

North East Border Mental Health Services

Gippsland Mental Health Service
1300 363 322

Glenelg (South Western) Mental Health Services Division
Mental Health Services operating 8.30 am – 5 pm weekdays:
Warrnambool: (03) 5561 9100
Portland: (03) 5522 1000
Camperdown: (03) 5593 6000
Hamilton: (03) 5551 8418
After hours: 1800 808 284 or 0355631222

  • Provides specialist community mental health services for infants, children, adolescents, adults and aged persons.
  • Treatments offered are current and evidence-based, taking into consideration all aspects of the person’s functioning.
  • There is a focus on strategies that optimise positive health outcomes through time-limited interventions.
  • People suffering with a personality disorder may be eligible for services based on the extent of the impact of the disorder on the person or community.

Barwon Health Adult Mental Health Services
Services operating 8.30 am – 5 pm:
Geelong West Community Mental Health Service: (03) 4215 6881
Bellarine Community Mental Health Service: (03) 4215 7661
After hours triage: 1300 094 187

  • CBT, DBT, CAT
  • All referrals to go via ACCESS Team, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Service operates Mon-Fri 8.30 am – 5 pm.
  • This service is for all ages.
  • Services include: mental health assessments, early crisis intervention, referral to other services and telephone support to clients, families and other health workers.
  • The clinician will determine the nature and urgency of the response required.

Goulburn & Southern Mental Health Service
Mental Health Services operating 8.30 am – 5 pm:
Goulburn Valley Area: 03 5832 2111
Seymour: (03) 5735 0333
After hours: 1300 369 005

Grampians Mental Health Service: Ballarat Health Services Mental Health Services
24 hour call line: 1300 661 323
Ballarat: (03) 5320 4100
Ararat: (03) 5352 9710
Horsham: (03) 5362 1300
Stawell: (03) 5352 9710

  • Recovery-oriented mental health service that provides a comprehensive range of internationally recognised, evidence-based and “best practice” treatments to clients and their families.
  • Services are open to people of all ages who have, or are at risk of developing, mental health problems.

Grampians Partners in Recovery
1800 056 400

  • Helping those with severe and persistent mental illness and with complex needs requiring support from multiple agencies to receive that support. GPIR assists in navigating through mental health agencies, helps identify services suitable and assisting with urgent needs.

Loddon Campaspe/Southern Mallee Mental Health Service

24 hour call line: 1300 363 788 (for emergencies & new referrals)
For general enquiries:
Bendigo: (03) 5440 6500
Castlemaine: (03) 5471 1000
Echuca: (03) 5480 7419
Maryborough: (03) 5461 0400
Kyneton: (03) 5421 2100
Swan Hill: (03) 5036 1900

  • Enhanced Crisis Assessment and Treatment (ECAT)
  • Provides community based care for adults aged between 16 – 64 years.
  • Offers a range of services including crisis, short-term and long-term intervention within the community.
  • The team accepts and screens all referrals and co-ordinates admission to the acute in-patient units if necessary.
  • ECAT is based in the emergency department at Bendigo hospital.
  • The team are on hand to assess and treat patients who present to emergency which means waiting times for these patients are reduced.

North Eastern Hume Mental Health Service

Wodonga: 1300 881 104
Wangaratta: 1300 783 347(03) 5722 5347

  • The Wangaratta Community Mental Health Service provides 24 hour crisis assessment and treatment, mobile intensive support and case management of people suffering from mental illness aged between 16 and 65 years. Outreach clinics are based at Benalla, Mansfield, Myrtleford, Yarrawonga and Bright.
  • Albury Wodonga Health provides specialist assessment, treatment and ongoing care to people with serious mental health problems. Services include: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Adult Mental Health Services, Older Persons’ Mental Health Services, Integrated Primary Mental Health Service (IPMHS), and Inpatient Mental Health Services.

Northern Mallee Mental Health Service
24 hour call line: 1300 366 375(03) 5022 3500

Ramsay Health Care (out of Mildura Base Hospital) provides a range of community and inpatient serious mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and older persons residing in the Northern Mallee Region. The 24 hour call line can provide an immediate assessment and treatment options. 

The SA Health Mental Health Triage Service/ Assessment and Crisis Intervention Service
13 14 65 available 24 hours, seven days a week

  • This service is the main point of access into mental health services and can provide advice and information in a mental health emergency or crisis situation
  • It is staffed by mental health clinicians who will assess and refer to Assessment and Crisis Intervention Service (ACIS) teams where appropriate.  

SA Health
(08) 8226 6000 (General Enquiries)

  • Community Mental Health provide a variety of services for people over 18 years old
  • Includes individual and group therapy, inpatient services, in-home services, rehabilitation programs and support for carers and family
  • To find your local Community Mental Health Service and what services they specifically offer, call the SA Health line.  

Borderline Personality Disorder Support Services in SA

  • Developed by the Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) Limited.
  • The website provides information for consumers, carers, and health professionals about Borderline Personality Disorder, including referral requirements, training opportunities and links to resources. 

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
(08) 8161 719

  • CAMHS is a free community-based mental health service provided through SA Health's Women's and Children's Health Network
  • Provides mental health services across the state to infants, children, adolescents and perinatal women
  • Including community, country and inpatient services. 

PsychMed
(08) 8232 2424

  • Bulk-billed psychology services at multiple locations across the state.
  • A range of mental health services and therapies including CBT, CPT, DBT, ACT, schema therapy, IPT and mindfulness-based therapies.
  • Carer support groups for people with a family member experiencing BPD and training for health professionals. 

SkyLight
(08) 8378 4100

  • Offers services and individual and group programs for consumers, carers, friends and family members. 

Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MERL)
1300 555 788 Perth Metro
1800 676 822 Peel
1800 552 002 Rural Link
(08) 9224 8888 State Wide


Government of Western Australian, Department of Health
(08) 9222 4222


Statewide Indigenous Mental Health Service
(08) 9347 6600


Acute response team
8am – 10pm: 1800 048 636
After 10pm: 08 9340 8222 (ask for PLN on pager 2065)

  • Providing specialist child and adolescent mental health information, assessment and support for young people up to the age of 18, and their families.

  • The phone service provides general information and advice to help young people be able to access appropriate mental health support through a telephone psychiatric assessment, risk assessment and safety management.  


Helping minds
08 9427 7100

  • 12 week program to learn skills, education and strategies on how to communicate more effectively with your loved one and look after yourself

Perth Metro Region

Armadale Mental Health Service
(08) 9398 6600 (8.30 am – 4.30 pm weekdays)

  • DBT Programs and DBT Skills Groups
  • The DBT Programs serve adults (18 years +) with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT programs teach skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness 

Child Adolescent Mental Health Service, Nedlands
(08) 9391 2455 

Mills Street Centre Bentley Health Service
(08) 9416 3666 

Fremantle Mental Health Service
(08) 9431 3400

  • DBT Programs and DBT Skills Groups
  • The DBT Programs serve adults (18 years +) with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT programs teach skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. 

Central MST Office
(08) 9431 3781

  • Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) Program
  • Serves families with young persons (10-16 years) with at least 12 months history of severe behavioural problems.
  • There is a focus on Indigenous population.
  • Intensive service for up to 5 months.
  • MST Referral Form must be completed. Exclusion criteria apply. Referrals reviewed monthly, and prioritised by severity and extent of symptoms. 

Open Borders - Hampton Road Service
(08) 9433 2509

  • Nursling led program for people with Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • 10 bed state wide residential sub-acute mental health service.
  • Clients must be 18-64 years with a diagnosis of BPD.
  • Clients must have an allocated case manager in adult public mental health service.

Alive 360 Health & Community, Guilford
1300 706 922

  • The program provides up to three months of mind care support with the aim to further link you onto ongoing counselling
  • The program is delivered by registered mind care clinicians
  • Appointments will be offered within 72 hours of contact.

North MST Team, Hillarys
(08) 9403 1200

  • Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) Program
  • Serves families with young persons (10-16 years) with at least 12 months history of severe behavioural problems.
  • Intensive service for up to 5 months.
  • MST Referral Form must be completed. Exclusion criteria apply. Referrals reviewed monthly, and prioritised by severity and extent of symptoms.

Clarkson Community Mental Youth Service
(08) 9304 6200

  • DBT Programs and DBT Skills Groups
  • Adults (18 years +) with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • DBT programs teach skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. 

North Metropolitan Mental Health Service: Osborne Community Mental Health Service
North Metropolitan Mental Health: (08) 9344 5400
Osborne Community Mental Health: (08) 9346 8350

  • DBT Programs and DBT Skills Groups
  • Osborne Community Mental Health provides a comprehensive DBT program to adult women with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Comprises 12-months of group skills training, individual therapy, and telephone coaching in skills use.
  • Only for North Metropolitan Mental Health clients.
  • No direct referrals. 

Sentiens Private Psychiatric Day Hospital and Outpatient Clinic
(08) 9481 1950

  • DBT Skills Program
  • Provides assessment and treatment of personality disorders utilising the skills of a multidisciplinary team comprised of psychiatrists, occupational therapists, mental health nurses and clinical psychologists.
  • This service is able to combine individual, day hospital group and online services to optimise treatment outcomes.
  • A DBT Skills Program is available for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder or traits, as well as other therapeutic groups, which provide an opportunity to enhance interpersonal skills and wellbeing.

Perth Clinic

  • DPT Programs 

Hollywood Hospital

  • DPT Program 

Youth Axis Mental Health Program
General Enquiries: (08) 9287 5700
Referrals/Triage Line: 1300 362 569

  • Youth Axis provides specialist mental health assessment, treatment, consultation and community capacity building for young people with ultra high risk of developing psychosis and/or emerging borderline personality disorder.
  • The target group is 16-24 years, with a decline in function in the last 12 months.
  • Entry process to Youth Axis is through the referrals/triage line. 
     

South Metro Perth region

Peel & Rockingham Kwinana Mental Health Service
(08) 9528 0600

  • DBT Programs and DBT Skills Groups
  • Serves adults (18 years +) with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • DBT programs teach skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.

MST South Team, Rockingham
(08) 9431 3787

  • Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) Program
  • The program serves families with young persons (10-16 years) with at least 12 months history of severe behavioural problems. Intensive service for up to 5 months.
  • MST Referral Form must be completed. Exclusion criteria apply. Referrals reviewed monthly, and prioritised by severity and extent of symptoms.

East Metro Perth

Swan Mental Health Service
(08) 9347 5700

  • DBT Programs and DBT Skills Groups
  • Groups are offered to adult clients of the service (18 years +) with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and/or other Axis I/II disorders where DBT is appropriate.
  • DBT Skills Groups teach skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. Groups are facilitated by clinical psychologists and co-facilitated by clinicians from other disciplines. 

Peel region

Peel Mental Health Service
08 9531 8080

  • DBT Programs and DBT Skills Groups
  • Adults (18 years +) with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • DBT programs teach skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.

South West regoin

Bridgetown/Manjimup Mental Health Service
(08) 9782 1444

Bunbury Mental Health Service
(08) 9722 1300

South West Mental Health Service – Margaret River
(08) 9757 3547

Busselton/Dunsborough Mental Health Service
(08) 9754 0560


Mid West region

Central West Mental Health Service
(08) 9956 1999

Meekatharra Mental Health Service
(08) 9981 0625


Gascoyne region

Carnarvon Mental Health Service
(08) 9941 6600


Goldfields–Esperance region

Esperance Community Mental Health Service
08 9071 0444

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mental Health
08 9088 6200


Great Southern region

Great Southern Mental Health Service, Albany
(08) 9892 2440

Provider Great Southern Mental Health Service, Katanning
(08) 9821 6341


Kimberley

Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service
Derby: (08) 9193 3605
Kununurra: (08) 9166 4350
Broome: (08) 9194 2640


Pilbara 

Pilbara Mental Health and Drug Service
Hedland Health Campus: (08) 9174 1240
Karratha: (08) 9143 2346
Newman, Tom Price: (08) 9174 1240


Wheatbelt

Wheatbelt Mental Health Service
(08) 9621 0999

Narrogin Mental Health Unit
(08) 9881 0700

NT CATT - Northern Territory Crisis Assessment Telephone Triage and Liaison Service

1800 682 288 (1800 NTCATT)

  • NT CATT is a free and confidential 24-hour hotline for mental health inquiries from anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or concerned about someone's wellbeing.
  • Calls to the hotline are received by qualified members of the Top End Mental Health Service who can provide support and link callers with appropriate services.
  • NT CATT is also valuable for service providers without mental health expertise who come into contact with people who may have apparent mental health issues.
  • Carers and clients can call the NT CATT hotline to receive advice and information regarding medication and other aspects of their management plans. The service also assists with a seven day follow up of clients discharged from mental health inpatient units and enables prompt follow up of new referrals. 

Northern Territory Government Department of Health
(08) 8999 2400 (General Enquiries)

Statewide Mental Health Service Helpline
1800 332 388 (within TAS)
(03) 6233 2388 (interstate callers)

  • A 24/7 single access helpline for referral to the most appropriate treatment service
  • Available for all ages.   

Tasmanian Government Department of Health and Human Services 
1300 135 513 


St Helens Private Hospital, Hobart
(03) 6221 6444

  • DBT program
  • The program is over a 10 week period and aims to offer sufferers of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) skills training which focuses on improving emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance along with mindfulness skills - all of which can reduce the suffering which is so often associated with BPD.
  • The DBT Group runs from 9:30am to 12:30pm on Tuesdays.   

The Hobart Clinic, Rokeby
(03) 6247 9960

  • DBT Program
  • The Program strengthens a person’s ability to handle distress without losing control or acting destructively.
  • Is suitable for patients with Borderline Personality Disorder, focusing on improving emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance and developing mindfulness skills.
  • The DBT group runs from 10 am – 1 pm on Wednesdays.
  • To be eligible for the program, participants need to be covered by private health insurance, third part insurance or be self-funded. A referral is required.
  • Full DBT program
  • A range of the DBT Institute’s programs will be provided in Canberra including: DBT program, consultancy/supervision to mental health professionals and education for mental health professionals in DBT and MBCT.   

 


KR Psychology, Deakin
0409 193 099

  • Specialises in personality disorder

New Zealand’s public (funded) mental health services are provided through 21 regional District Health Boards (DHBs). DHBs provide services for individuals with borderline personality disorder through adult community mental health centres, and/or through specialist programs for individuals with borderline personality disorder. Many services have specific Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programs, or services have a DBT or mentalization-based treatment focus.

Auckland District Health Board: The Balance Program

Waitemata District Health Board

Segar House: intensive day programme for individuals with borderline personality disorder who live in central, north or west Auckland

Counties Manukau District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board

Mid Central District Health Board

Capital and Coast Health District Health Board (Wellington and surrounding region): Regional Personality Disorder Service

Hutt Valley District Health Board

Te Whare Mahana Trust (NGO)

Canterbury District Health Board

Southern District Health Board
 

Lucid Psychotherapy
0011 64 2 021 0264 7562

  • This service offers both individual and group DBT.
  • An option of either one-to-one DBT psychotherapy or a full program including: weekly DBT skills group, phone coaching, individual therapy, and therapists attending a DT consultant group.
  • Flexible funding options available.
  • Initial assessment sessions are provided free of charge.

For services in other countries please contact your local area health services or hospital.

  • The only referral service provided by ACPA is through the Find a Clinical Psychologist Directory. ACPA is not able to provide referral details in response to telephone calls or emails.
  • The Find a Clinical Psychologist Directory is made up of those private practitioner ACPA members wishing to be listed in the Directory 

 

The Australian Psychological Society

  • Psychologists listed in this Find a Psychologist database have paid an annual fee to participate.
  • All psychologists listed are fully registered and either: Associate Members, Members, Fellows or Honorary Fellows of the Australian Psychological Society.
  • Any services offered or therapeutic approaches listed are self-regulated and require a Declaration from each psychologist that they are competent in those areas. 

 

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Register

  • The PACFA Register is designed to provide a comprehensive list of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for the Australian community.
  • These Psychotherapists and Counsellors have been assessed against Register Eligibility Criteria agreed to by Member Associations of PACFA, and have demonstrated an approved level of professional training, competence and ethics. 

 

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 
Directory of consultant psychiatrists in private practice in Australia

  • All psychiatrists in this directory are Fellows of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. They are qualified medical practitioners who have undergone further specialist training to become experts in the treatment of mental illness.
  • The directory contains only psychiatrists who have requested to appear.
  • Information in the directory is provided by psychiatrists themselves. Contact the psychiatrist for any questions about their skills, qualifications or practice.
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