Mental Health

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The Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service (FHMHS) provides recovery focused mental health services. It works in partnership with consumers and their carers and acknowledges that each individual is an expert in their own recovery.

FHMHS provides services to the residents of Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville. It offers adult services to people aged 18 to 65 years and older adult services for people over 65 years.

Our services include:

COVID visiting arrangements for mental health patients

During COVID-19 the health and wellbeing of our patients, visitors and staff remains our top priority.

The following visiting guidelines are now in place across all mental health wards at Fremantle Hospital.

Visiting hours remain at 4pm–8pm, however visits will be limited to one hour and one visitor per patient, with a maximum of two visitors on the ward at any given time.

Visiting to all wards will be managed via a diary system. To make a booking, please phone the ward your family member has been admitted to. Please note we care for many patients and may not always able to meet your visiting requests.

Before entering the ward visitors will be:

  • asked standard COVID-19 health screening questions by ward staff
  • asked to follow social distancing principles of 1.5 metres and strict hand hygiene principles when entering and leaving the ward
  • reminded of standard protocols including bringing items onto the ward.

Family meetings will be conducted via telephone, where possible.

How to access our services

The Assessment and Treatment Team (ATT) is the first point of access to the community mental health service. It operates from 8am–10pm, providing specialist multidisciplinary community mental health assessment and treatment services for individuals with mental health issues aged 18–65 years.

Patients may be referred to ATT by their General Practitioners or other service providers

Referrals from health professionals

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People who present to the mental health service without a referral will be triaged by ATT before being treated or referred to other services.

Resources for consumers

A range of information about mental health conditions and living with these conditions can be found on Healthy WA (external site), including:

AskIzzy (external site) is a mobile website that connects people with health and wellbeing services, support and counselling.

Support for carers

Carers have the main responsibility for care when service providers are not there. They are frequently responsible for providing care to consumers who are acutely unwell.

The mental health service actively partners with carers to make sure that their family member or friend receives the best possible care.

Read more in our Information for carers guide (PDF 1.2MB).

The mental health service ensures that carers and the essential role they play is identified at first contact, or as soon as possible thereafter. Relevant information brochures for family, friends and consumers are provided in the inpatient areas.

Working in partnership

FHMHS develops and maintains partnerships with consumer representatives and community managed organisations to assist consumers in their recovery journey.

Read more about the MH Consumer Advisory Group.

Emergency contacts

In an emergency or crisis please dial 000 (triple zero) or visit your nearest emergency department.

Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL)

Metro callers phone 1300 555 788 (local call)
Peel callers phone 1800 676 822 (free call)

Lifeline WA

131 114
24 hours a day / 7 day a week service

Find more mental health emergency service providers (Healthy WA)

Contact us

Location: W Block, Cnr Alma Street and Hampton Rd, Fremantle
Phone: 9431 3333
Fax: 9431 3479

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Operating hours

Assessment and Treatment Team (ATT - Triage)
8am–10pm, 7 days a week

Outpatient Clinics
8.30 am–4.00pm, Monday to Friday

Inpatient visiting hours

Read visiting hours information.



Link to Healthy WA – health info for your family.