Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services brochure

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides a state-wide service for infants, children and young people up to 18 years, including the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Service for women and their families (southern Tasmania).

What we do

We work closely with families to provide support and specialist treatment.

We offer assessment, education and treatment services for a range of mental difficulties such as:

  • anxiety disorders
  • attachment disorders
  • autism spectrum disorders - specifically assist with assessment and/or mental health related symptoms
  • eating disorders
  • major depression and mood disorders
  • mental health concerns in pregnancy and following birth
  • psychosis
  • severe emotional trauma and adjustment problems
  • suicide risk and self-harm.

How to access our service

Call the Mental Health Services Helpline for advice, assessment and referral on freecall 1800 332 388.

Referrals can be made by a General Practitioner, Health Professional, School Counsellor or Youth Worker. The Mental Health Helpline clinician will assess your situation and decide the best course of action to assist you.

We are family centred

Before any treatment and supports are provided, we consider the young person and their family situation.

We also consider how the treatment may impact their future and what other services may help or need to be involved.

We provide Family Therapy for families of children or adolescents who are receiving support from CAMHS Clare House in Hobart.

Our team

We have a diverse team of health professionals who know how to work with young people. Our team work together and consult with each other on a regular basis.

Our team consists of:

  • Administrative support staff
  • Child and Perinatal Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychiatric Registrars
  • Social Workers
  • Speech Pathologist (available in the South only).

Service locations

Community sector services and resources

Useful web links

There are a large number of online resources for young people and parents, here are a few helpful links: