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McKellar Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre

The McKellar Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre is a 16-bed acute mental health service that provides intensive mental health support and treatment as well as community-based care for those over 50 years of age.  The team is multidisciplinary and comprises of psychiatrists, mental health nurses, peer workers, social workers and occupational therapists. Support can include listening and counselling, medication review and supervision, physical health monitoring, assistance with financial and social support, assessment of occupational performance, support to develop routines and coping strategies and linkages with local community services.

Approach to care

The care team look at the individual and their family as a whole and aim to offer support and care to all involved. The model of care is recovery-oriented and trauma-informed, working as flexibly as possible to provide unique, individualised care for each and every person. Care planning is completed in a collaborative manner and aims to provide hope and empowerment to the person and their carers.


There are many Barwon Health, mental health services available for people over the age of 50 in our region. One of these services is McKellar Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre. For more information or assessment please see below for contact information.

Visiting hours

Visitor hours at the McKellar Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre are 2pm - 4.30pm and 5.30pm - 8pm daily.

Last Modified: Thursday, 11 January 2024

The McKellar Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre is located at 45-95 Ballarat Road, North Geelong.

McKellar Centre reception: (03) 4215 5200

  1300 094 187

Barwon Health offers 24/7 help, information or referral via our Mental Health, Alcohol and Drugs Services triage, or contact the service you are already connected with for more information.