Services for young people (16-25yrs) experiencing/or at risk of experiencing severe/complex mental illness are available through Sonder’s Emerge program in Edinburgh North, Onkaparinga and Marion and through Centacare’s Thrive program in Port Adelaide. These services are specifically designed to support young people who fit the above description, are deemed too complex for other primary services including headspace, and who do not meet the criteria for state-based tertiary mental health services. Adelaide PHN commissions the IPU as part of a suite of mental health services.
New referrals can be received general practice or another primary health care provider. Mental Health Treatment Plans are not required initially but can be helpful and will be a requirement post engagement with the service- this can be sent via the Central Referral Unit (CRU).
Transfer of care arrangements can occur state-based mental health service or from other IPU services.
Central Referral Unit
- Secure Messaging
- Mental Health Enquiry Line 1300 898 213
providing information to referrers, community members and providers regarding local services
Note: CRU fax referrals have been phased out. If you need support with a CRU referral please contact the mental health enquiry line. For support with setting up practice software or using secure messaging, please contact our digital health officers firstname.lastname@example.org