AFTER HOURS CARE

Veteran care is often needed out of business hours and this list of agencies and contacts may offer assistance when the RSL is unavailable.

AFTER HOURS CARE
Veterans Mental Health issues take various forms – confusion, dementia, suicide threat, anxiety, aggression. There are varying degrees of resolution – GP through to hospital/facility admission, telephone helplines, family intervention. Medical emergencies are covered by the state health systems.

AGENCIES

National:

AGENCIES

South Australia

  • The Jamie Larcombe Centre, Glenside: 1300 043 175

  • SA: Mental Health Triage Service: 13 14 65

  • Veterans Health Advocate: 7087 1387 (Mon-Fri)

  • Plympton Veterans Centre  now operates from the Repat Veterans Wellbeing Centre 7117 5357. Out of Hours Overwatch: emails to enquiry@plymptonvc.org.au are regularly monitored and responded to. www.plymptonvc.org.au

  • RSL Care SA: 8379 2600

  • Andrew Russell Veteran Living: Ryan Ollwitz 0488 137 570

Northern Territory

  • Mental Health Line 24/7: 1800 682 288

  • Standby Response: Top End: 0418 575 680; Central Australia: 0439 842 155

Broken Hill

  • Mental Health Information and Support Service: 1800 011 511

  • Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit: 8080 1547

  • Far West Mental Health Recovery Centre: 8080 1365