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Departments

Mental Health

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides a comprehensive service for children, adolescents and their families who are experiencing psychiatric, psychological and behavioural problems.

Our vision is to provide an effective, safe, supportive and responsible mental health service in partnership with consumers, carers and the wider community.

Program areas encompassed by CAMHS include: Statewide Child and Adolescent Inpatient services; community outpatient teams; mobile outreach services; therapeutic treatment including family and group therapy and collaboration with local schools.

CAMHS strives to provide multidisciplinary support in a collaborative manner delivering mental health services to children and young persons with their needs, wellbeing, and safety recognised and protected.

Inpatient Services
Community Services
  • A mobile outreach service providing requiring intensive, flexible day-to-day treatment or management in the young person’s own environment.

  • An intervention service provided by the AIM team for young people aged 12 - 24 years.

  • The Inner North East and Northern Community Outpatient Teams provide assessment and therapeutic treatment to children, adolescents and their families or carers.

  • This program provides specialised multidisciplinary assessments for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years with strong parent and carer involvement.

  • The CASEA program assists schools and families to support primary school-aged children with their social, emotional and behavioural development.

  • CAMHS has extensive integration of its services in the community including consultation and liaison, mental health promotion, education and partnership with schools.