Wanyarra is an acute psychiatric inpatient unit for people aged 16 years and over, located at GV Health’s Graham Street campus in Shepparton.
All patients at Wanyarra are allocated a psychiatrist on admission. The psychiatrist and treating team, consisting of medical officers, nursed and allied health staff, will work with individuals to develop a personalized treatment plan. Families and carers are encouraged to be involved in this plan, in consultation with the individual.
Who is Wanyarra available to?
Wanyarra provides specialist mental health treatment and care to all adults in the community, 16 years and over.
How do I access Wanyarra?
If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or someone else and you feel someone is in immediate danger, at risk to themselves, has suicidal ideas or is a risk to others, call 000.
Access to mental health services across the region are available via a centralised triage service, call 1300 369 005. Through this service you can talk to a trained mental health clinician who will give you advice and help you access appropriate services.
After your initial phone conversation, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment where a treatment plan will be put in place. This may involve brief case management intervention, long term case coordination or evidence based therapeutic intervention.