Child and Youth Mental Health


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 are through Monash Health Early in Life Mental Health Service ELMHS  PH: 1300 369 012
  • If  the patient lives between Carrum & Mordialloc, services for children under 16 years are through Alfred Child and Youth Mental Health Service CYMHS  PH: (BH) 8552 0555 

Some local services for those under 16 are available at Peninsula Health Community Health and Headspace. 

Youth Mental Health Service

The link to the Youth Mental Health  Service above provides more information about Youth Mental Health Services and Youth Prevention & Recovery Care / Y-PARC.

Eating Disorders

Early Psychosis

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- Frankston

Emerging Minds

Emerging Minds offer free Resources for practitioners working with families and children to improve child mental health outcomes in Australia.

Need help now?

Call Mental Health Telephone Triage on 1300 792 977 or Emergency on 000, or Lifeline 13 11 14

All access to Peninsula Health Mental Health Service is through Mental Health Telephone Triage who will direct you to the appropriate mental health program or community supports.

Mornington Peninsula and Frankston mental health services homepage