Older Adult Mental Health Programs

The Armadale Older Adult Mental Health Service provides accredited mental health services for people aged over 65 years within the Armadale, Gosnells and Jarrahdale-Serpentine areas.

These include:

  • community assessments and treatment 
  • inpatient assessment and treatment (Banksia ward) 
  • outpatient clinical services 
  • consultation and liaison to general medical wards and aged care residential facilities 
  • community mental health promotion and education.

Please note that this service does not provide: 

  • permanent residential care 
  • temporary respite 
  • relocation 
  • services for people with intellectual impairment , acquired brain injury 
  • drug, alcohol or substance abuse programs 
  • services for medico- legal issues.


Referrals to the Armadale Older Adult Mental Health Service are accepted from: 

  • medical practitioners 
  • hospital and community agencies 
  • family members of an older person with mental illness 
  • an older person with mental illness (self-referral)

General Practitioners (GPs) who intend to refer a patient to our Older Adult Mental Health Programs, please use the following referral form:

Visiting hours

Inpatient unit (Banksia ward)

  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm and 4.00pm to 8.00pm (weekdays) 
  • 10.00am to 1.30pm and 4.00pm to 8.00pm (weekends and public holidays)

Visiting outside these hours may be negotiated with the Shift Coordinator

Contact us

Older Adult Inpatient
Mental Health Unit

3056 Albany Highway,
Armadale, WA 6112
Phone: +61 8 9391 2300
Fax: +61 8 9391 2329

Occupational Therapist with older adult