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Child & Youth Mental Health

Youth Mental Health Team and Youth Prevention & Recovery Care / Y-PARC

Referral for 16-25 year olds is through  Mental Health Triage on 1300 792 977

There is no Child and Adolescent Service for those under 16 years within Peninsula Health Mental Health Service

  • Services for children under 16 years is through  Monash Health Mental Health Services Southern Health Early in Life -1300 369 012
  • If  the patient lives between Carrum & Mordialloc Alfred CYMHS – (BH) 8552 0553 or (AH) 1300 363 746

 

Some local services for those under 16 are available at Peninsula Health Community Health and headspace. The Peninsula Health Paediatrics department provides Development and Behavioural Disorder Clinics for young children – see Child and Young Adult Clinics section in Outpatient Services.

Community Health Counselling

Low cost service provided by psychologists and social workers for all age groups. Individual, group and family-based counseling is available. For more information go to Mental Health section of Outpatient Services.

Peninsula Headspace Frankston

Peninsula Headspace is an early intervention health service for young people aged 12-25 years and aims to reduce the impact of mental health issues and substance abuse on the lives of young people and their families. Headspace can help with general health, mental health, alcohol and other drug concerns, counselling, education, employment and other services.

Headspace is not part of Peninsula Health Mental Health Service but works closely with the Service to ensure collaborative and inclusive care provision.

 

headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) 

Specialised psychiatrists and other mental health professionals provide comprehensive assessment, case management and assertive outreach for 12-25 year olds presenting with symptoms and signs of psychosis or who are at high risk for developing psychosis.

Referral:

Telephone headspace on 9769 6411 followed up with a faxed referral on 9770 5688.

 

Headspace- Frankston