Community mental health clinics

Community mental health clinics offer responses of assessment, case coordination and multidisciplinary treatment services for children and adolescents with severe, complex and persistent emotional, psychological, behavioural, social and/or mental health problems, including those with the following diagnoses:  

  • Emotional disorders of childhood
  • Major disruptive and behavioural disorders
  • Severe anxiety disorders, including sequelae of complex trauma
  • Affective disorders
  • Severe relationship difficulties, including attachment disorganisation and disorders
  • Emerging personality disorders
  • Psychotic disorders.  
These are available for children and young people under the age of 18 and their families. Children and families are referred to these services by their treating therapist, specialist, GP, school or other community organisation. There is a designated person available at each of the 10 metropolitan clinics who can provide advice about referrals and service options in your local area.

Last Updated: 08/09/2020