All ages mental health services

Clinical mental health services are provided to Victorians with a serious mental illness or disorder. These services are called area mental health services (AMHS) and are operated by hospitals.

Tap the buttons below for specific mental health data across all age groups. You can filter by area mental health service.

Scroll further down for more information about the data (measures).

About the data:

The above measures look at:

  • community service hours
  • seclusion episodes.

About community service hours

The total number of clinical mental health community service hours provided to Victorians. 

About rate of seclusion episodes per 1,000 bed days

A restrictive intervention may only be used after all reasonable and less restrictive options have been tried or considered and have been found to be unsuitable in the circumstances. A restrictive intervention includes seclusion, which means the sole confinement of a person to a room or any other enclosed space from which it is not within the control of the person confined to leave.

Rate of ended seclusion episodes per 1,000 occupied bed days within inpatient units for adult, aged and child and adolescent mental health services, excluding leave, same day stays, private beds and units that do not have a seclusion room.


  • Data source: Client Management Interface/Operational Data Store. Data extracted 11 April 2021
  • The statewide service hours includes services by the Victorian Institute for Forensic Mental Health. The statewide total service hours is more than the sum of all individual community mental health service hours presented in the graph
  • The statewide rate of seclusion episodes per 1000 bed days includes Orygen and the Austin Health – Statewide Eagle Unit (Child)
  • The rate of seclusion for Dandenong – Adult AMHS includes data for Casey Hospital
  • Results for the current financial year are preliminary and will be finalised in November. Results from the previous financial year have been finalised
  • * No results are available
  • Data from Q2 (October to December 2020) and Q3 (January to March 2021) may have been affected by protected industrial activity, impacting the collection of non-clinical and administrative data and recording of ambulatory mental health service activity and consumer outcome measures. Affected data reported from Q2 and Q3 should be interpreted with caution
  • Eastern Health data from mid-March 2021 may be incomplete due to a service interruption which may impact reported statewide, metropolitan and Eastern Health figures. As such, care needs to be taken when assessing results and comparing to prior periods.