Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) Community Team
Referrals should be made by your GP, geriatrician or other health service provider.
Your GP will rule out any treatable causes, such as physical illness or infection.
Our team will usually discuss the referral with your GP if she/he hasn't been involved.
Procedures / Treatments
What is Mental Illness?
Mental illness is a clinically significant behaviour or psychological disorder that is associated with distress or disability. A mental illness can continuously or intermittently affect our capacity for speech, language, mood, affect, thoughts, perceptions, insight, judgement, cognition (understanding) and volition (ability to make choices).… More
We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More
Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population.… More
Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
This is a mood disorder in which both depressive (persistent low mood) and manic (elevated or high mood) episodes are experienced.… More
Dementia With Challenging Behaviours
Dementia is a disease of the brain usually of a chronic or progressive nature in which there is a decline in function including memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, language and judgement.… More