Homeless Youth Dual Diagnosis Initiative (SUMMIT)

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About This Service

HYDDI offers specialist mental health and substance use assessment and brief interventions for young people, advice on brief interventions and strategies and referral pathways for specialist treatment. It offers short-term case management assistance with a specialist focus on mental health and substance use.

    • Service Provider


    • Service Name

      Homeless Youth Dual Diagnosis Initiative (SUMMIT)

    • Service Address


    • Phone

      0407 019 586

    • Fax


    • Email


    • Service Area

      Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Maribrynong, Brimbank, Melton and Moonee Valley, Melbourne

    • Service Hours

      Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm

    • Age Group

      16 - 25

    • Interpreters

      Yes, free

    • Website

      Currently under creation

    • Service For

      Young people wth a specialist housing (SHS funded) caseworker, a substance use issue and/or a mental health issue (does not need to be diagnosed).

    • Languages (other than English)


    • Disability Access

      Dependent on site (a building space as nominated by the referrer is required for all appointments).

    • Drop In Service


    • Outreach


    • Outpost


    • Costs


    • Public Transport Information


More information for service providers

    • Participation Length

      Three months, but re-referral is accepted.

    • Participation Type


    • Secondary Consult

      Yes, including individual and group supervision for staff supporting young people with mental illness and alcohol and other drug related issues, education programs for staff, capacity-building support and programs within the homelessness sector and presentations.

    • Staff Profile

      Psychiatric Nurse (with AOD endorsement)

    • Specific Exclusions

      If the young person is receiving case management from an area mental health service.

    • Funding Limit?

      October 2017

    • Who Can Refer


    • Point of Intake

      Appointment arranged by phone. Please note that a building space is required for all appointments and a second worker from the referring organisation is needed for all home visits.

    • Emergency Referral and Intake Process

      If the young person is receiving case management from an area mental health service.

    • E-Referral Option