Department of Health - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - South

CAMHS South has three teams – the Community Team based at Clare Street New Town, a small RHH CAMHS Team based at Mistral Place Hobart and a small Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Team (PIMHT) also based at Mistral Place.

CAMHS works closely with families to provide support and specialised treatment to children and young people up to 18 years for a range of mental difficulties such as anxiety disorders; attachment disorders; eating disorders; gender dysphoria issues; major depression and mood disorders; Psychosis; severe emotional trauma and adjustment problems and suicide risk and self-harm. This can involve individual and family therapies; group programs; acute hospital inpatient care and/or consultation to the RHH for children, adolescents and pregnant women; consultation and support to other providers of services and mental health education to the broader sector.

CAMHS also provide a service (PIMHT) to assess and treat mental health problems in  women identified during pregnancy and in the first 12 months following birth. Services in each of the teams operate from Monday to Friday 8:45am to 5:00pm (excluding public holidays)

What the service can help with

Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Familial exclusion
Family supports
Family violence
Identity and gender related issues
Mental health
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Problematic sexualised behaviours
Reducing offending behaviours
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
Violent behaviour

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Therapeutic Care

Services are available for

Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

To access the service, clients

Must live in Brighton; Clarence City; Derwent Valley; Glamorgan/Spring Bay; Glenorchy City; Hobart City; Huon Valley; Kingborough; Sorell; Southern Midlands; Tasman
Child 18 years or younger 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

Regions covered


Focus Domains






Being loved and safe

Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity