Department of Health - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - North West
CAMHS NW is a multidisciplinary team which works with young people from birth - 18 years living in the North West Tasmania Region, who have a severe and complex mental illness or disorder in the acute phase of their illness.
CAMHS NW provide assessment, treatment, stabilisation, planning and referral to services.
Therapy or case management will generally, for high prevalence disorders such as depression or anxiety, be the domain of other services, such as private psychology services.
CAMHS will continue to manage complex mental health problems which require a multi-disciplinary approach, such as eating disorders and psychosis.
All referrals go through the Mental Health Helpline. Phone: 1800 332 388 Fax: 03 6236 5788.
Referrals sent directly to CAMHS, are sent on to Mental Health Helpline to be triaged.
What the service can help with
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Identity and gender related issues
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Reducing offending behaviours
Social and emotional development
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
How the service is delivered
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Services are available for
Parents and Carers
Age eligibility for children
0 - 18
To access the service, clients
Must live in Burnie City; Central Coast; Circular Head; Devonport City; Kentish; King Island; Latrobe; Waratah/Wynyard; West Coast
Child 18 years or younger on the North West Coast / West Coast with serious and complex mental health concerns or identified as pregnant with mental health concerns and attending RHH for delivery.
Cost of service
Is a referral required?
General Practitioner, Paediatrician, social worker, guidance officer or child and family services, THS staff.
How do clients access the service?
Client responsible for transportation to service
Home visits can be provided
5th Floor Reece House 46 Mount Street Burnie, TAS 7320
(03) 6477 7300
Being loved and safe
Having a positive sense of culture and identity