Agency VA 2837
Office of Psychiatric Services
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Date Range: 1987 - 1993
 
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The Office of Psychiatric Services was a division of Department of Health II (VA 2695) (1987-1992) and the Department of Health & Community Services (VA 3092) 1992-1993).

The Office was responsible for the development and management of psychiatric services throughout the State. The services involved treatment, rehabilitation, support and prevention. The services were provided by a network of hospitals, clinics, day hospitals, assessment centres, community support programs and community based self-help organisations.

People accessed services either as an inpatient or as an outpatient or by attendance at day programs. Specialist psychiatric services were provided for children, adolescents and families, adults and elderly persons.

The Office promoted community self-help organisations in the provision of services by providing funding and professional assistance with the development of services.

The Office also conducted specialist training programs in post-graduate psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Research programs were conducted and promoted by the Office.

The Office was also responsible for the administration of the Mental Health Act.
 
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Functions for which this Agency has or has had primary responsibilityFunctions for which this Agency has or has had primary responsibility
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1987 - 1993 Health, mental VF 128
Functions for which this Agency has or has had secondary responsibilityFunctions for which this Agency has or has had secondary responsibility
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Superior AgenciesSuperior Agencies
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1987 - 1992 Department of Health II (commonly known as the Health Department Victoria) VA 2695
1992 - 1993 Department of Health and Community Services VA 3092
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1985 - cont Travancore (Special School 1933-1938; Developmental Centre 1938-1968; Psychiatric Development Centre 1968-1982; Child and Family Centre 1982-ct) VA 2861
1987 - 1988 Kew (Asylum 1871-1905; Hospital for the Insane 1905-1934; Mental Hospital 1934-c.1970's; Mental/Psychiatric Hospital c.1970's-1988) VA 2840
1987 - 1991 Mont Park (Hospital for the Insane 1912-1934; Mental Hospital 1934-1991; Psychiatric Hospital 1971-1991) VA 2846
1987 - 1991 Plenty (Mental Hospital 1963-1991; Psychiatric Hospital 1971-1991) VA 5091
1987 - 1993 Ararat (Asylum 1867-1905; Hospital for the Insane 1905-1934; Mental Hospital 1934-1993; Training Centre 1966-1993; Ararat Forensic Psychiatry Centre 1991-1997; Training Centre and Mental Hospital known as non-statutory name of Aradale) VA 2841
1987 - 1993 Beechworth (Asylum 1867-1905; Hospital for the Insane 1905-1934; Mental Hospital 1934-1967; Mayday Hills Mental Hospital 1967-1991; Mayday Hills Psychiatric Hospital 1978-1995) VA 2842
1987 - 1993 Ballarat (Asylum 1877-1879; 1893-1905; Hospital for the Insane 1905-1934; Mental Hospital 1934-1969; Lakeside Hospital 1969-1996) VA 2844
1987 - 1993 Royal Park (Receiving House 1907-1959; Hospital for the Insane 1909-1934; Mental Hospital 1934-1954; Psychiatric Hospital 1959-1999) VA 2845
1987 - 1993 Heatherton Hospital (previously known as Heatherton Sanatorium 1913-1974; Heatherton Hospital 1974-1995; Alfred Healthcare Group - Heatherton Campus 1995-1998) VA 5081
1987 - 1993 Larundel (Mental Hospital 1953-1991; Receiving House 1953-1959; Psychiatric Hospital 1959-1999) VA 5082
1991 - 1993 North Eastern Metropolitan Psychiatric Services VA 5083
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1987 - cont Health VRG 39