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Youth Community Mental Health Services

Youth Community Mental Health Services

Provides access to timely mental health assessment, consultation and evidence based treatment to young people aged 15-25 years in a youth friendly, family inclusive manner.  Services from the team range from detection and intervention for those know to be ‘at risk’ of developing a mental illness through to treatment for those experiencing mental illness.

Who can refer to Youth Mental Health Services?

· Young person may refer themselves.
· Concerned family member may refer.
· Person’s GP or another community agency may refer.
· Emergency services such as police, ambulance or emergency department may refer.
· Schools, universities or employers may refer after discussion with the young person.

 

What do Youth Mental Health Services provide?

· Phone advice or onward referral to other community agencies if required.
· Mental Health Assessment.
· Single session work.
· Brief intervention for up to 6 weeks.
· Evidence based, family inclusive, recovery focused mental health treatment.
· Secondary consultation or education for community agencies.
· Interagency care planning.

 

 What can you expect from Youth Mental Health Services?

· We aim to be easily accessible to young people and see them as quickly as possible.
· The flexible service can be offered in a person’s home, at a school, community health centre or an agreed environment where the young person feels comfortable.
· An early intervention focus means a young person can access help when symptoms first start to emerge rather than waiting until a crisis.
· We value working with community agencies for the best outcome for the young person.

 

Being a new team we are still developing and improving so would really appreciate your feedback to help us know what we are doing well and make suggestions for how we can improve.

 

 

 

 

Local call

1300 661 323

24 hours a day

Seven days a week

 

  

 

 

 

For urgent issues requiring an emergency response please call 000