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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a specialist family focused service that provides assessment and treatment for infants, children and adolescents (0-15 years) with complex mental health problems.

CAMHS is made up of a team of professionals that includes child psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists and psychiatric nurses.

CAMHS provides assessment and treatment for a range of concerns that include for example:

  • Severe anxiety and depression
  • Self harm
  • Difficulty in relating to others
  • Suicide attempts or thoughts
  • Other symptoms related to emotional problems
  • Stress 

CAMHS provides an assessment service for autism spectrum disorder.

CAMHS also provides a service to infants and their parents where there are concerns such as persistent crying, sleep disturbance, feeding difficulties, gaze avoidance, parental concern about infant development, tantrums, aggression and failure to thrive.

CAMHS also provides secondary consultation where appropriate.

Referral guidelines

At first contact, a CAMHS intake worker will discuss concerns and arrange an appointment with a CAMHS staff member, or assist the referrer to find the best possible service for the young person.

Last Modified: Friday, 06 November 2020


Address: 131 Myers Street, Geelong

Contact Hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri

Car Parking: Street parking

Phone Number: 1300 094 187 (24/7)