Clinics & services

Child & youth mental health

Child & youth mental health

We care for and treat children, young people and their families while they are experiencing psychiatric, psychological and behavioural problems.

Our child and youth mental health services provide assessment and treatment to children and young people.

Care is provided within our wards as well as in our community clinic. We also have some outreach services that visit you at home.

We also play a strong role in educating and building the skills of people and organisations who have a role in supporting young people’s mental health. This includes programs run in collaboration with local schools.

Our child and youth mental health triage service is the first point of contact for anyone concerned about a young person’s mental health. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for assessment and referral.

New referrals

Phone: 1300 859 789 

If you are currently receiving care

If you have an appointment query, contact your community outpatient team:

  • Adolescent Intensive Management (AIM) Team
  • Inner North East Community Outpatient Team (INECOT)
  • CYMHS and Schools Early Action (CASEA) Team
  • Youth Brief Intervention Service (YBIS)
  • Youth Early Psychosis Service (YEPS)
  • Youth Early Treatment Team Initiative (YETTI)

Phone: 9496 5108

  • Northern Community Outpatient Team

Phone: 8468 1500

Our commitment to child safety

At Austin Health, we believe all children and young people have the right to feel safe and be always kept safe.

We have zero tolerance for any form of child abuse and commit to protect children from all forms of physical and emotional violence, injury or abuse, neglect, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse.

Nurse Phoebe has some advice on what you can do, and who you can speak to, if you're feeling unsafe.

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