Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit (AAMHIU)
The Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit (AAMHIU) is a public facility located at the Townsville University Hospital for people experiencing mental illness who cannot be adequately supported in the community environment. The unit has a low-dependency unit with gender-specific areas and a high-dependency unit.
The facility has a highly specialised team who can assist with all aspects of a consumer’s treatment and recovery including psychiatrists, a social worker, an occupational therapist, mental health nurses, an Indigenous mental health worker and access to a range of other support services.
Friends and relatives are welcome to visit inpatients at the Acute Mental Health Unit between the hours of 8:00am-8:00pm. However, the safety and wellbeing for all consumers and visitors is our priority, so visiting is at the discretion of the shift coordinator.
- Acute assessment
- Observation and treatment
- Recovery-based therapy programs
- Group and diversional therapies
Telephone the Acute Care Team - 1300 MH CALL (1300 64 2255).
Townsville University Hospital
Acute Mental Health Building
100 Angus Smith Drive
Douglas QLD 4814
Ph: +61 7 4433 3000
Fax: +61 4433 3001
24/7 Crisis assistance and support
Mental Health Intake and Referral:
Ph: 1300MH CALL (1300 64 2255)
24/7 Alcohol and Drug Information Service:
Ph: 1800 177 833.
In a life-threatening emergency:
Telephone triple zero (000) or 112 from mobiles
PO Box 670
Townsville QLD 4810
Queensland Health -Mental Health home page
Mental Health Act 2016
Caring for somebody with a mental illness
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