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Mother and Family Unit

The Mother and Family Unit (MaFU) provides specialist emotional and psychological support and treatment for families experiencing difficulties during the perinatal period (pregnancy to 12 months postnatal).

MaFU is a five bed Monday to Friday service for parents with mild to moderate mental illness requiring additional support through an inpatient stay.

Self referrals can be made directly or we accept referrals from a Health Professional by calling 5320 8712 (Monday to Friday). We also welcome calls on 5320 8712 if you wish to enquire about our service or to obtain further details.

Please note phones are not manned outside of these times. This is not a crisis service, if you are requiring immediate help please contact Ballarat Health Services Mental Health Services on 1300 661 323.