Youth Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services (Jigsaw)
The Barwon Health Jigsaw Youth Mental Health Drug and Alcohol service is an integral part of the wider Barwon Health Community Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol service.
It provides specialist mental health services to young people aged 16 - 25.
The service includes specialist early intervention for young people with or at risk of developing a serious mental health disorder and treatment services for young people with drug and alcohol and/or high prevalence disorders.
Under the auspice of the wider Barwon Health Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Service, it also forms a central component of the Headspace Barwon Consortia and is actively involved in service development and innovation to assist in the national campaign to promote early and effective mental health and drug and alcohol interventions for young people.
Jigsaw clinicians and psychiatrists provided various treatments for young people including; generic case management activities of service linkages and housing supports, family consultation, multi family support group for young people with psychosis, therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) etc.
Jigsaw clinicians and medical staff are also able to provide secondary consultation to other services and can also provide one off medical reviews to GPs upon request via a written referral.
Jigsaw has a multidisciplinary team with clinicians from nursing, psychology, social work, and occupational therapy backgrounds. We have three psychiatrists and two full time psychiatric registrars and a sexual health specialist nurse.
16 - 25 years: Experiencing a severe mental illness or are at risk of developing a severe mental illness.
For Health Professionals
Referrals for young people 0 - 25 are accepted via the Child and Youth triage service on 1300 094 187.
Referrals are accepted directly from consumers themselves, their families, or a GP. Consumers can also present for a face to face assessment at any of the nominated sites. To access input from a psychiatrist a GP referral is required.
Last Modified: Monday, 25 March 2019
The Barwon Health Youth Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol service details:
Jigsaw City - Level one, 126 Little Malop St, Geelong, P 5222 6690
Jigsaw Corio - Corio Shopping Centre, Corio, P 5222 6690
Jigsaw Colac - Colac Youth Hub, 15-17 Hart St Colac, P 5222 6690