Mental Health

At Northern Beaches Clinic, we don’t just treat illness and addiction; we also pride ourselves on maximising wellness.  Our aim is to make patients’ stay with us as comfortable as possible and to assist in every way we can with their care and treatment.  We wrap a team of experts around each person – including Psychiatrists, specialist mental health nurses and Psychologists.

We have Psychiatrists, Psychologists and specialist mental health nurses who can help with:

Our entire mental health service provides 61 beds across 4 specialised wards:

  • private health care (Northern Beaches Clinic)
  • public health care 
  • care of older people (65-years and over)
  • short stay crisis mental health admissions.

Get a GP referral to any of our Psychiatrists or to our bespoke group programs which provide support to you as an outpatient.  To enquire about the Mental Health Service, including our group therapy programs, please call (02) 9105 5340GPs can refer here.

Urgent assistance:

Come to our Emergency Department or dial Triple Zero (000)
Call the NSW Crises line: 
1800 011 511
Call Lifeline: 13 11 14 
Call Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

We provide comprehensive, private mental health services for people over the age of 65, which focus on their recovery.

We treat conditions including:

  • mood and anxiety disorders
  • psychiatric complications of dementia and Parkinson’s Disease
  • psychotic illness

For more information, please visit our older person's private mental health page.

Northern Beaches Private Hospital has 6 Day Programs available:

  • Managing Moods
  • Managing Worries/Anxiety
  • Preparing For Change - Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Lite (DBT Lite)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Full Program
  • Creative Therapy Day Program

For more information and times, please refer to the Day Programs page.

Healthcare provider online referrals

(Mental Health Services)

Thank you for choosing Northern Beaches Clinic for your patient's mental health needs

Please follow the link below to login to our eReferrals portal which will allow you to submit an online one page referral for our Mental Health services. Once your referral has been submitted, the team at Northern Beaches Clinic will be in contact to arrange an assessment of your patient.

Your account also allows you to view the status of your submitted referrals.

To assist you with this process, please have the following patient information at hand:

  • Patient Name and DOB
  • Diagnosis details
  • Referring doctor, requested admission/transfer date, requested assessment date
  • Funding details (eg. Private Health Insurance, DVA etc)
Important. If you are registering as a new user, you will also require a valid email address and contact phone number to submit referrals online.

Or email a referral to or fax to (02) 9105 5168.

Monday - Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Tel: (02) 9105 5340

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive form of brain stimulation that can be used to treat depression and other psychiatric disorders. In treating depression, TMS may be used when patients have not responded to antidepressant medications, have unacceptable side effects to medications or would prefer to try another treatment option. This treatment can be provided either on inpatient or outpatient basis.

For more information about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), please click HERE.

Your treatment will be tailored to meet your individual needs, and managed across a number of clinical, allied health, and support teams.

The following professionals will work together to best promote your recovery:

  • Psychiatrists
  • General Medicine Doctors
  • Specialists Psychiatric Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Dieticians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Peer Support Staff
  • Volunteer Consumer Consultants
  • Pharmacists

Your care will take several different forms - including one-to-one and group therapies, creative/recreational activities and personalised services - to provide an integrated treatment approach. We offer the following:

  • A personal nurse
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Art therapy
  • Relaxation training
  • Exercise/yoga/Pilates classes
  • Discharge planning
  • Individual peer staff support
  • Community services connection and introduction for post-discharge care
  • Day group therapy programs for ongoing care upon discharge.

It’s important to stay somewhere that feels private, safe and comfortable while you start your recovery.

Our recently refurbished private inpatient rooms at Northern Beaches Clinic (within Northern Beaches Hospital) have been designed with this in mind. Find out more here.

The ward facilities include:

  • coffee machines
  • an outside sitting area
  • large flat screen televisions
  • a group therapy room
  • a private dining area.

We welcome visiting loved-ones and friends. Visiting hours differ on each ward:

Level 3 Short Stay Unit (short term emergency care):
Monday to Friday 10:00 to 15:00 and 17:00 to 20:00
Weekends: 10:00 to 20:00

Ward 3B (private ward):
Monday to Friday 16:00 to 20:00
Saturdays 12:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 20:00
Sundays 10:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 20:00

Ward 3C (public ward):
Monday to Friday 10:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 20:00
Weekends: 10:00 - 20:00

Ward 3D (older person's ward):
Monday to Friday 10:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 20:00
Weekends 10:00 - 20:00

If you want to find out the best time to visit or have any questions relating to visiting at other times, please call the Ward Clerk for further information:

  • Private Ward: 9105 5345
  • Public Ward: 9105 5305 / 9105 5301
  • Older Persons' Ward: 9105 5380 / 9105 5382
  • Emergency Care Ward: 9105 5377 / 9105 5376

Northern Beaches Hospital does not provide non-urgent mental health assessments.

In an emergency, please call Triple Zero (000) or alternatively attend our emergency department where an emergency mental health clinician will be available to conduct an assessment, provide immediate support and facilitate transfer of care as clinically indicated.

We work in close partnership with Northern Beaches Community Mental Health Services (adult, older person and child/youth) located at Brookvale Community Health Centre.

Please call the Mental Health Line 1800 011 511 to speak to a mental health clinician who will assess the urgency of the call, and provide recommendations about follow up treatment and referral options. This phone line is staffed 24/7.

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