GV Health’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides specialist mental health treatment and care to children and adolescents up to 18 years of age.
CAMHS can provide access to services to assess, treat and assist those with moderate to severe and complex mental health problems and disorders. CAMHS can also assist those with less severe mental health problems and disorders, by providing advice about how to get help and facilitating referrals where appropriate.
Who is CAMHS available to?
CAMHS provide specialist mental health treatment and care to all children and adolescents in the community, up to 18 years of age.
How do I access CAMHS?
If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or someone else and you feel someone is in immediate danger, at risk to themselves, has suicidal ideas or is a risk to others, call 000.
Access to mental health services across the region are available via a centralised triage service, call 1300 369 005. Through this service you can talk to a trained mental health clinician who will give you advice and help you access appropriate services.
After your initial phone conversation, CAMHS will contact you to schedule an appointment to sit with a mental health clinician and discuss your concerns. Recovery goals will be developed with you and your family, and if required CAMHS may then provide further intervention. This may involve brief intervention, case coordination and evidence based therapeutic intervention.