Clinics & services

Child & youth mental health

Children under 13

We care for and treat children presenting with emotional and behavioural difficulties aged 0-13 years.

About us

The Under 13 Specialist Initiative works with mental health services and community service organisations. We build workforce capability and expertise in the specialist child mental health system.

We help to identify and then refer children and their families into appropriate services promoting service connectedness and best outcomes for children.

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • Consultation and liaison with community mental health services and organisations
  • Mental health assessments of children under 13
  • Referrals to appropriate services for children and their families

Related services


For clients and carers

You need a referral from a health professional to access this service.

Find out how to get help for a young person's mental health.

For health professionals

Refer your patient to Sandy Robertson, Specialist U13s Coordinator.

Contact us

Specialist Under 13 Initiative (Specialist U13s)

Phone: 03 9496 5108

Fax: 03 9496 5910

Sandy Robertson, Specialist U13s Coordinator


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

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Postal address

Specialist Under 13 Initiative
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084