Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service inc. Paediatric & Adolescent Support Service

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:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • self harm
  • difficulty in relating to others
  • suicide
  • other symptoms related to emotional problems
  • stress 
  • 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.

PASS – Paediatric & Adolescent Support Service: This is a free counselling and support service for children and adolescents up to 18 years of age and their families where the child has a chronic physical illness.

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.

  • Address:

    131 Myers Street, Geelong

  • Contact Hours:

    9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri

  • Car Parking:

    Street parking

  • Phone Number:

    4215 8600

  • After Hours:

    1300 094 187

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.