Rural Community Mental Health Services
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is committed to providing accessible mental health care for consumers in their own communities, close to their home and support networks. A community mental health service is available in the Burdekin (Ayr and Home Hill), Ingham, Charters Towers and on Palm Island.
The Community Mental Health Service provides a specialist and recovery-orientated mental health service to consumers with moderate-to-severe mental health problems and their families. The multi-skilled team work with all ages to promote social and emotional wellbeing.
Service area encompasses Ayr, Home Hill, and the surrounding communities in the Burdekin Shire catchment area.
Ayr Health Service
2 Chippendale Street
Ayr QLD 4807
PO Box 971
Ayr QLD 4807
Telephone: +61 7 4783 0890
Facsimile: +61 7 4783 0758
Service area encompasses Ingham and the surrounding communities from Kennedy in the north to Rollingstone in the south.
Ingham Health Service
2-16 McIlwraith Street
PO Box 367
Ingham Qld 4850
Telephone: +61 7 4720 3035
Facsimile: +61 7 4720 3150
Service area encompasses Charters Towers and the surrounding communities of Hughenden, Richmond, Ravenswood and Greenvale.
Charters Towers Health Service
137-139 Gill Street
PO Box 63
Charters Towers Qld 4820
Telephone: +61 7 4787 0342
Facsimile: +61 7 4787 7632
Joyce Palmer Health Services
Beach Road, Palm Island, QLD, 4816
Telephone: +61 7 4752 5100
- Multidisciplinary assessment
- Crisis management
- Clinical assessment, management and treatment
- Case management of complex issues
- Care planning and coordination
- Ongoing specialist review of complex case managed consumers
- Mobile support and treatment.
- During business hours 8.00 am - 4.30 pm telephone:
- After-hours telephone 1300 MH CALL (1300 64 2255)
- GPs please refer to HealthPathways where referral information forms can be found
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