Dementia Support Australia (DSA) is a free nationwide service for people living with dementia and their carers.
Accredited consultants provide advice and recommendations to people who care for someone with dementia where
behaviours are a risk to themselves or others. DSA offers free support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout Australia.
DSA delivers the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) and Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRT). We also provide the Needs Based Assessment Service which assess eligibility for entry into the Specialist Dementia Care Program. Our program is funded by the Australia Government.
Publicly available mental health information and self-help resources.
Self-help resources and low intensity interventions, including digital mental health, group and peer supports.
A mix of self-help resources, including digital mental health and low intensity interventions. Also psychological services for individuals who require them.
High intensity services including periods of intensive intervention that may involve multidisciplinary support. Where issues may be persistent or episodic without a high level of risk, complexity or disability.
Intensive team-based specialist assessment and intervention (typically state/territory mental health services) with involvement from a range of different mental health professionals including case managers, psychiatrists, allied health workers, and GPs. Includes a high level of risk, disability or complexity.