Clinics & services

Child & youth mental health

Mental health promotion

We promote the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families/carers through community development and education and training.

About us

The Mental Health Promotion Team works closely with community based services and schools to support and promote the wellbeing of children, young people, and their families.

Our work includes mental health promotion, programs and policies aimed at early intervention and the prevention of mental illness.

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • Arranging regular secondary consultations to community agencies and schools or school clusters
  • The development of referral pathways and navigating the mental health service system
  • The use of risk assessment and screening tools and processes for the early identification of children and young people who may need additional support
  • Assisting schools to implement ‘whole of school’ approaches to the wellbeing of the school community
  • The development of school wellbeing teams
  • The development of case management practices in schools
  • The development of partnerships with service organisations, and protocols for effective collaboration
  • Professional learning for key community agencies and school staff
  • Advice on ‘best practice’ programs to address wellbeing and mental health issues

Contact us

Mental Health Promotion

Phone: 03 9496 3620 


Child & Youth Mental Health Service
Marian Drummond Building
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg VIC

View location map

Postal address

Mental Health Promotion
Child & Youth Mental Health Service
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084