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The are three main areas of Mental Health 

Community Mental Health clinics

CAMHS runs 10 specialist community outpatient services across the metro area.

Specialised services and day programs

The following programs support children and young people who have complex mental health needs:

  • Complex Attention and Hyperactivity Disorder Service  for children and young people  experiencing persistent and severe attention difficulties
  • Multisystemic Therapy – for families with young people (11 to 16 years) experiencing serious behavioural and mental health problems
  • Pathways – assessment, treatment and support for young people (6 to 12 years) with complex mental health issues
  • Touchstone – a day program for young people (12 to 17 years) who are struggling with self-harm behaviours and associated mental illnesses

Perth Children's Hospital mental health and inpatient unit

Perth Children's Hospital has a mental health inpatient unit (Ward 5A) and the following mental health services:

  • Ward 5A – Mental health inpatient unit
  • Paediatric Consultation Liaison – provides mental health and wellbeing support for inpatients and outpatients (and their families) who are receiving treatment for physical health issues
  • Eating Disorder Service – assessment and treatment of young people with eating disorders, and their families
  • Gender Diversity Service – specialist outpatient service for the assessment and care of children and adolescents experiencing gender diversity issues

Need mental health support?

Visit our 'get help' page for urgent advice and support

Last Updated: 13/01/2023