Mental Health


Severe & Complex Mental Illness

Services for people with Severe and Complex Mental Illness

Description of Services

Youth Enhanced Support Service (YESS) – Clinical case management, psychological interventions, and access to psychiatry for youth aged 12-25 years. Includes provision of family support and therapy.


Warekila – Clinical care coordination, case management and mental health treatment services, including support from mental health nurses, allied health and peer support workers. After hours support is also available for people engaged in the service.



People who live, work or go to school in the Northern Sydney Health Network region can access these services.

Youth – people aged 12- 25 years with, or at risk of, severe mental illness. This includes people with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, early psychosis, and severe depression and anxiety.

Adult – People over 18 years old with severe mental illness and complex co-morbid conditions. These people may experience a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or severe mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.

How to access the services

Direct referrals can be made by contacting Uniting on:-

YESS – 1800 937776 or by completing the YESS service provider referral form

Warekila – 9196 8700 or by completing the Warekila service provider referral form

GPs or Psychiatrists can also refer patients via Mental Health Triage.

For any enquiries – please call Mental Health Triage on 1300 782 391, alternatively please send a completed Referral Form via secure fax on 02 8072 6899. GPs to also attach a Mental Health Treatment Plan and outcome measure.