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Guide for Accessing Services in NSW: Treatment

Mental Health Carers (NSW) in conjunction with the Australian BPD Foundation have developed a Guide to accessing Services for BPD in NSW.

We will attempt to keep this information as upto date as possible.  If you feel a service should be included please contact us.

# indicates the service offers a program or support for people with a Personality Disorder.  For more information please check with the applicable service.

The Sydney Clinic #

Private psychiatric hospital. Assessment and treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, ADD, PTSD, personality disorders and postnatal depression. Inpatient, day-patient and outreach services provided. Drug and alcohol addiction and detox. Patients must be 16 years or older. Day programs for those recently discharged from hospital.

Contact Details:
P: 02 9389 8888
E: tscreception@healthscope.com.au
W: www.thesydneyclinic.com.au
A: 22-24 Murray St, Bronte NSW 2024

DBT Psychology Clinic #

The DBT Psychology Clinic is a private outpatient clinic located in Potts Point, Sydney. They offer a 48-week comprehensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) treatment program. 

Website
P: 0434 595 195
A: 2/27 Challis Avenue, Potts Point, NSW, 2011
E: info@dbtpsychologyclinic.com

Psychotherapy Unit - Cumberland Hospital #

Long term, individual psychotherapy service. Emphasis is on the treatment of personality disorders on an outpatient basis. Patients are seen by students at the Westmead psychotherapy program.

Contact Details:
P: 02 9840 3335
A: Cumberland Hospital, Mental Health Sciences Bldg, 5 Fleet St, North Parramatta NSW 2151

Northside West Clinic #

Inpatient treatment for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, drug and alcohol dependence (detox and rehabilitation program), eating disorders, schizophrenia, psychosis and personality disorders. Day programs also offered.

Contact Details:
P: 02 8833 2222
E: enquiry.nwc@ramsayhealth.com.au
W: www.northsidegroup.com.au
A: 23-27 Lytton St, Wentworthville NSW 2145

The Hills Clinic at Castle Hill #

The clinic providing mental health outpatient treatments and services by a team of psychiatrists and psychologists. Treatments for Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Personality Disorders. Therapists provide different disciplines of treatment programs for all ages, genders and cultures.

Contact Details:
P: 02 8855 1300
E: chl.reception@healthecare.com.au
W: www.thehillsclinic.com.au
A: 26 Hume Ave, Castle Hill NSW 2154

The Hills Private Hospital #

Provides a variety of programs to help people with a mental illness including both inpatient and outpatient services, with 96 beds. There is a 19 bed sub-acute adult unit. Day programs include: Anxiety and 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, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, grief and loss and Anger Management. DBT programs available. 

Contact Details:
P: 02 9639 3333
W: www.thehillsprivatehospital.com.au
A: 499 Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153

The Hills Clinic Hospital at Kellyville #

A private hospital offering inpatient programs for mood, anxiety and addiction disorders as well as a dedicated program specifically designed for adolescents and young adults. Day groups are also available for mood and anxiety, addiction recovery, A.C.T and DBT. Patients can also participate in horticulture therapy, art therapy, music therapy, exercise and relaxation therapy. 

Contact Details:
P: 1300 122 144
E: hls.hospital@healthecare.com.au
W: http://www.thehillsclinic.com.au/
A: 3 McCausland Pl, Kellyville NSW 2155

South West Clinic #

Private mental health inpatient unit. Primarily prescription medications. Treatment programs for inpatient and outpatient based therapy catering to individual needs within the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT) based flexible structure. Voluntary patients only. Includes mood and anxiety disorders, psychogeriatrics, personality disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, four week alcohol and other drug detoxification. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy modules available.

Contact Details:
P: 02 9600 4340
E: ssw.administration@healthscope.com.au
W: http://www.healthscopehospitals.com.au/
A: 40 Bigge St, Liverpool NSW 2170

Belmont Private Hospital

A private hospital specialising in short stay mental health care for both inpatients and day patients. There is a dedicated inpatient unit for Post Natal Mood Disorders, and specialist treatment for Dissociative Disorders. There is an Acute Psychiatric Treatment Unit, and units for both voluntary and involuntary patients. Treatments for Trauma, both inpatient and day patient.
* Please note: This service is in Queensland, but conceivably the closest service for some Northern NSW residents

Contact Details:
P: 07 3398 0111
E: belmontprivate@healthcare.com.au

Brisbane Waters Private Hospital 

It has a 30 bed Private Mental Health Facility for people 16 years and older providing inpatient programs for treatment of Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, OCD, Psychosis, and outpatient, including relapse prevention, and different therapies. There is a Rehabilitation Ward with Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Geriatric Care, including Dementia and Nutrition.

Contact Details:
P: 02 4341 9522
E: Click here to complete email form.
W: http://brisbanewatersprivatehospital.com.au/
A: 21 Vidler Ave, Woy Woy NSW 2256

The Hills Clinic at Hornsby

A specialist clinic, providing psychiatric and psychological treatment for a wide range of mental health issues, including Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychotic Illness, Attention Deficit Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders. Therapists provide different disciplines of treatment programs for all ages, genders and cultures.

Contact Details:
P: 02 9472 4700
E: hby.reception@healthecare.com.au
W: http://www.thehillsclinic.com.au/
A: 45 Palmerston Rd, Hornsby NSW 2077

Case Management and Assessment Team Maroubra #

Provides ongoing support and treatment, mainly to people with long term mental health disorders, such as Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders. Services include Aged Care Mental Health, Cognitive Behaviour Assessment, Dual Diagnosis, Relapse Prevention, Family Support, Depression, Personality Disorders, and Anxiety after mental state is stabilised.

Contact Details:
P: 02 9366 8711
W: http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Mental_health/EasternSuburbsMHS.asp
A: 130 Garden St, Maroubra NSW 2035

Centre for Psychotherapy #

Consultation, supervision, training. Treatment of eating disorders and borderline personality disorder. A 12 month Dialectical Behaviour Therapy program is available. The initial program is 6 months with an option to extend. This is an outpatient treatment. Service for people 18 years and over, assessment for criteria applies. Will treat BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) from 17 years.

Contact Details:
P: 02 4924 6820
W: http://www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx
A: 72 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW 2300


Specialist Psychological Service #

Psychological service focusing on complex anxiety disorders such as OCC, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD. Specialist therapeutic group program based on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Upon receiving referral from Mental Health Intake (see referral section), client is contacted and put on a waiting list for assessment & appropriate treatment. Assessments are weekly and treatments are for a 12 month period.

Contact Details:
P: 02 4254 1500
A: 1 - 5 Atchison St, Wollongong, NSW 2500

Lower North Shore Community Mental Health Team #

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

Contact Details:
P: 02 9462 9100
W: http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Services/Directory/Pages/NSRMHS-Early-Intervention-Service.aspx
A: Level 1, 2 C Herbert Street, St Leonards, NSW 2065

South Western Sydney Community Mental Health #

To access Mental Health Services within South Western Sydney ring the Mental health Line: 1800 011 511.

To contact your local Mental Health team please click here

A: Services located in Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee

Wesley Hospital Ashfield #

Offers two types of treatment programs designed to treat borderline personality disorder: inpatient care and day patient programs. Inpatient treatment involves staying in the hospital for a period of time to receive focused 24-hour care. The day programs use dialectical behaviour therapy and focus on emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness.

Contact Details:
P: 02 9716 1400
E: hosptialashfield@wesleymission.org.au
W: https://www.wesleymission.org.au/home/our-services/
A: 91 Milton St, Ashfield, NSW 2131

Wesley Private Hospital, Kogarah #

Offers two types of treatment programs designed to treat borderline personality disorder: inpatient care and day patient programs. Inpatient treatment involves staying in the hospital for a period of time to receive focused 24-hour care. The day programs use dialectical behaviour therapy and focus on emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness.

Contact Details:
P: 02 8197 5800
E: hospitalkogarah@wesleymission.org.au
W: https://www.wesleymission.org.au/home/our-services/
A: 20 English Street, Kogarah, NSW 2217

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service - Hurstville Team

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.

Contact Details:
P: 02 8198 7300
W: http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/
A: 34 Woniora Rd, Hurstville, NSW 2220

Illawarra Community Mental Health Team #

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

Contact Details:
P: 02 4254 1500
W: http://www.islhd.health.nsw.gov.au/
A: 1-5 Atchison St, Wollongong, NSW 2500

Taree Community Mental Health Service #

DBT 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.

Contact Details:
P: 02 6592 9217
W: http://www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/facilities/community
A: 64 Pulteney Street, Taree, NSW 2430

Mayo Private Hospital #

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

Contact Details:
P: 02 6539 3600
E: Click here to complete email form
W: http://www.mayoprivate.com.au/4483/Mental-Health
A: 2 Potoroo Drive, Taree, NSW 2430

Sutherland Hospital Community Mental Health #

DBT based program includes individual therapy and skills training group. There is a long waiting list and some very specific criteria needed for refferal to this program. Client must not have any alcohol issues or be receiving DBT from any other source.

Contact Details:
P: 02 9540 7800
W: http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Mental_health/SutherlandMHS.asp
A: Sutherland Hospital, The Kingsway, Caringbah, NSW 2229

Penrith Child & Adolescent Mental Health #

DBT Trained Clinicians available.

Contact Details:
P: 02 4725 9800
W: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/mental-health
A: Level 1, CYMHS, 606 High St, Penrith, NSW 2750

Nowra Community Mental Health Service

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.

Contact Details:
P: 02 4424 7800
W: http://www.islhd.health.nsw.gov.au/
A: Suite 1, Level 2, 55 - 57 Berry St, Nowra, NSW 2541

St Vincent’s Hospital DBT program

15 week group and individual therapy DBT program for people with emotion dysregulation who reside in the SVH catchment area. 

Contact Details:
P: 02 8382 1542 
W: https://www.svhs.org.au/our-services/list-of-services/psychology/inner-city-dbt-skills 
A: Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

Campbelltown Mental Health Service #

DBT Program includes individual therapy and skills training group.

Contact Details:
P: 02 4629 5400
W: http://www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/MentalHealth/chccw.html
A: 6 Browne St, Campbelltown, NSW 2560

St John of God, Burwood #

Offers DBT plus a number of relevant programs including Wise Mind (DBT), Schema Focused Therapy, Adult Trauma and more.

Contact Details:
P: 02 9715 9215
E: info.burwood@sjog.org.au
W: https://www.sjog.org.au/our-locations/st-john-of-god-burwood-hospital
A: 13 Grantham Street, Burwood, NSW 2134

Blacktown Mental Health Service

Offers a range of mental health services.

Contact Details:
P: 02 9881 8888
E: WSLHD-BMDHEXEC@health.nsw.gov.au
W: http://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Mental-Health-Services/Our-Services
A: Blacktown Hospital, Marcel Cres, Blacktown, NSW 2148

Neuropsychiatric Institute

The Neuropsychiatric Institute provide second opinions and follow up in the case of clients who have recently changed medications, but do not provide ongoing management for clients with BPD.

Contact Details:
P: 02 9382 3763
W: http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Mental_health/institute.asp
A: The Euroa Centre, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031

Auburn Community Mental Health #

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

Contact Details:
P: 1800 600 681
W: http://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Community-Health-Hospital/
A: Norval Street, Auburn, NSW 2144

Bankstown Mental Health Service Team #

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

Contact Details:
P: 02 9780 2777
E: MentalGMU@sswahs.nsw.gov.au
W: http://www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/MentalHealth/chBnk.html
A: 36 - 38 Raymond Street, Bankstown, NSW 2200