Neami Dubbo

Enquiries 02 6809 8450

Jackie Wright
Dubbo Base Hopsital, Myall Street
Dubbo NSW 2830
Service hours

24 hours, 7 days

Enquiries: 9am - 5.30pm

Services available at this location

Neami Dubbo is a short-term site-based support service for people who are at risk of requiring hospital treatment for acute mental illness or who are leaving hospital and require additional support to transition back into the community and avoid relapse.

We are a 10 bed service offering 24-hour support and a range of individual and group rehabilitation and recovery programs. Clinical supports and treatment are available onsite as required.

Features include:

  • Vegetable garden
  • Exercise equipment
  • Activity room
  • Family room
  • Outdoor BBQ area
  • Communal kitchen and laundry
  • Ensuite bathrooms in each room

On site we have a team of rehabilitation support workers and peer support workers, including a social and emotional wellbeing worker and local Aboriginal staff.

The average time spent in our service is 2-6 weeks.

Individual work

We work with you in the following areas:

  • Assessing your immediate and longer-term needs
  • Monitoring your safety and wellbeing
  • Developing a relapse prevention plan
  • Liaising with clinical services, carers and the community
  • Referring to community supports upon leaving
  • Developing exit plans and facilitating family involvement where appropriate
Optimal Health Program

This group program focuses on the areas of:

  • Recognising symptoms
  • Monitoring early warning signs
  • Developing an action plan to support
         - Daily coping skills
         - Managing symptoms and medication
         - Planning relapse prevention
  • Understanding stress, vulnerability and coping
  • Maintaining wellness and health

The Optimal Health Program begins in a group setting but recognises that recovery is an individual process and leads to individual work with staff.


Flourish is a self-development program that looks beyond recovery. It helps you to set goals based on your own personal values and strengths.

Topics that are covered in Flourish include:

  • Understanding change
  • Negotiating internal barriers
  • Living in the present moment
  • Mindfulness
  • Staying positive
  • Increasing hopefulness
  • Building your success team


  • Aged 18+ and eligible for mental health or drug and alcohol services in the Western NSW Local Health District
  • Able to engage in a group setting and willing to participate in the Optimal Health Program
  • Not using illicit substances/drugs or alcohol during your time with the service
  • Exhibiting early warning signs of acute illness and requiring increased support and treatment to prevent hospital admission
  • Requiring additional support following an acute inpatient admission to support a transition back into the community and avoid re-admission



Referrals can be made directly to Neami Dubbo or via the Western NSW Local Health District Clinician Monday to Friday during business hours.

Assessment for entry into the service is jointly conducted by Neami Dubbo staff together with Western NSW Local Health District staff.

All referrals will be reviewed and considered based on eligibility.

Feedback on the outcome will be provided to the referrer in a reasonable time.