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Emotional Health Clinic and Research Unit (EHCRU)

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Emotional Health Clinic and Research Unit (EHCRU)


Phone Number

02 8838 2056




"The Emotional Health Clinic & Research Unit provides outpatient brief-intervention clinical psychology services for adults who experience difficulties in relationships, sense of self, emotional dysregulation and impulsive or self-destructive behaviours. This is often associated with diagnoses of personality disorder or traits, complex trauma or bipolar disorder. We utilise best evidence treatments based on national and international guidelines, and offer a range of services based on individual need. We are also committed to improving broader understanding and treatments for people with these difficulties by providing high quality student training as well as ongoing research and evaluation."

Services Provided

"Intake: After being referred, you first receive a phone call to determine whether the Clinic is best suited to your needs. We do our best to call you within a week, and will let you know if there are any delays. Brief Targeted Therapy: Brief Targeted Therapy includes 3 individual sessions, and 1 session for your support person or carer, usually with a Provisional Psychologist. Therapy focusses on your current concerns, including how to put the material covered in the Wellbeing Group into practice in a way that works for you. Wellbeing Group: The Wellbeing Group runs weekly for 1.5 hours for 8 weeks. The group includes a range of topics focussing on lifestyle, ways to manage distress in the future, and crisis planning. The groups are small so we can individualise the material to your situation. Experiencing these difficulties can feel isolating at times, so groups are a great way to connect with people and share ideas. Family and Carer Group: The Family and Carer Group runs for 1.5 hours fortnightly for 4 sessions. This group offers a space for your support person or carer to learn about emotional health, strategies to assist in supporting you, self-care tips, and share ideas. Your confidentiality will be maintained at all times when working with your support person. Supporting carers is an important part of treatment. Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment Accurate diagnosis is essential for informing which treatment is best considering the evidence. We can provide a diagnostic assessment followed by a feedback session to help you further understand your symptoms and the treatment options. Clinical Therapy and Options Meeting: This step involves short-term therapy with a Clinical Psychologist to address a particular problem or area of concern. This may also include an options meeting, where we work together to determine whether you may benefit from further treatment and what program would likely suit your needs best. Longer-Term Intervention: The longer-term treatment options work in different ways. We can discuss together which program would best suit your needs and assist you by arranging a referral. Sometimes these longer-term programs have a waiting list. External Referral: At any stage we can assist you with an external referral either instead of, or as well as, attending the Emotional Health Clinic & Research Unit. "

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 08:30am - 5:00pm


Parking onsite




Telephone us on 02 8838 2056 or email

Catering To

Residents of Greater Western Sydney over the age of 18 years


There is no cost for our service

Guardian or Carer

Information and support groups for family, friends and carers


English, however we have interpreter services available if required

LGAs Servicing
  • Blacktown
  • Cumberland
  • Hills
  • Parramatta
  • Mental Health Services

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