The Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) provides specialist mental health services for children and young people and assistance to their families or carers.
CYMHS combines hospital and community-based facilities to provide free and confidential consultation, assessment and treatment of children and young people, 0-18 years, whose:
All referrals will be considered on an individual basis, with priority entry given to the:
CYMHS provides services to children and young people for a range of mental health conditions which may include:
Early intervention or other Specialist CYMHS programs may be offered for children or young people who are:
Specific consideration will be given to children and young people with mental health problems where they are:
CYMHS health professionals assist clients to participate in developing an individual Mental Health treatment plan and with consent, will work in partnership with other agencies.
CYMHS offers a range of services tailored to the needs of the child, young person and his/her carers. These include:
Further information on specialist teams (including hospital services) can be accessed via Community CYMHS.
CYMHS Programs include:
To make a referral, in the first instance, contact the
Referrals to community teams can be made by contacting the local CYMHS clinic. An Access Team manages all new enquiries and referrals. The Access team has Mental health professionals located at each of the CYMHS community sites who are available to assist week days, 8.30am to 5.00pm.
Access teams also provide an extended hour's service located at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. This is available to assist weekdays after-hours 5.00pm to 9.30pm and Saturday 2.00pm to 9.30 pm, phone: 07 3636 9027.
It is preferable that referrals are made via a referring agent such as a general practitioner, guidance officer, youth worker, or other health, community and government service provider who has made an initial assessment of the problems or have established ongoing links with the child, young people and their family.
Young people can self-refer. A referring agent is also not necessary where a situation is deemed urgent.
Urgent referrals: Priority will be given to suicidal, psychotic, severely disturbed and traumatised children and young people whose behaviour is causing, or likely to cause, a significant risk of harm to self or others. URGENT referrals will be responded to within 24 hours.
|Phone for general inquiries:||
07 3310 9444
|Fax:||07 3839 8191|
|Address:||The Institute for Child and Youth Mental Health
Ground Level, Cnr Rogers and Water Streets, Spring Hill 4000
PO Box 1507, Fortitude Valley Qld 4006