The Statewide Intellectual Disability Mental Health Outreach Service (SIDMHOS) is a statewide service that helps adults with intellectual or developmental disability to access appropriate mental health care. It is funded by NSW Health.
SIDMHOS is primarily based at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. There is also clinical space for assessments located at Croydon Community Health Centre. The Hubs are under the governance of Sydney Local Health District.
The team includes:
SIDMHOS can also conduct joint team assessments and case reviews, which are primarily through the use of videoconferencing.
Eligible consumers are
aged 18 and over and have a diagnosed intellectual disability and meet the following:
Priority will be given to consumers who don't have access to a specialist intellectual disability health team or other specialist intellectual disability mental health services.
Referrals to access SIDMHOS are open to all registered health professionals practicing in NSW who have a consumer they are managing with a confirmed diagnosis of intellectual disability coupled with a mental health condition.
Referrals for case discussions, case reviews ad joint assessments require the referrer to complete the online referral form before an appointment is offered.
If you are unsure what type of clinical service best suits your situation, the intake worker can discuss the options. Call on (02) 9767 7889 or email on SLHD-SIDMHOS@health.nsw.gov.au
All referrals and requests for advice are during office hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
More information is available at Statewide Intellectual Disability Mental Health Outreach Service (SIDMHOS) .