Health conditions

Mental illness community services for children and adolescents

  • You are not alone – many people will be experiencing the same challenges.
  • There are services that can work with you to support recovery.

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides mental health programs to infants, children and young people. This includes community, specialised, and hospital-based programs.

These are available for children and young people under the age of 18 and their families who are experiencing significant mental health issues.

Children and families are referred to these services by their treating therapist, specialist, GP, school or other community organisation. There is a designated person available at each clinic who can provide advice about referrals and service options in your local area.

Community services

There are 11 community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) clinic locations across the Perth metropolitan area. These clinics provide assessment and treatment of persistent mental health difficulties in infants, children and young people.

The clinics are located in:

Where to get help

  • See your doctor or contact your local community CAMHS service
  • For urgent mental health issues the Acute Response Team is available 24 hours per day 7 days a week on 1800 048 636
  • In an emergency attend an emergency department or call 000


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

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