The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides mental health programs to infants, children and young people up to the age of 17. This includes services in the community and in a hospital setting.
Children and families are referred to these services by their treating therapist, specialist, GP, school or other community organisation. Information and advice about accessing a CAMHS program is available by contacting a local Community CAMHS clinic.
For more urgent situations please contact the Call the CAMHS Urgent mental health support line on 1800 048 636 (24 hour service in collaboration with the Mental Health Emergency Response Line). In an emergency call 000 or take the child or young person to a hospital emergency department (external site).