Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Helen Mayo House

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Helen Mayo House



Helen Mayo House Annual Conference 2016

WCHN’s Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Services is hosting the 2016 Helen Mayo House Annual Conference on 8 November at the University of South Australia’s City West Campus.

This year the theme is The many faces of mental health issues for families with infants” 


This conference will again feature an impressive line-up of thought provoking speakers on topics including:

  • Aboriginal mental health
  • Child protection
  • Emotionally intelligent parenting
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Diet and mental health.

Tuesday 8 November 2016

8.30am – 4.45pm
University of South Australia (City West Campus)
$250.00 per person (full day registration including tea/coffee/water on arrival, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
Concession and group discounts:
  • 50% discount full-time students with valid student ID card – photocopy must be provided.
  • 10% discount for group bookings of 6 or more for full fee paying registrations.
For enquiries contact:
Tina Bull on 708 71047 or at tina.bull@ sa.gov.au



Helen Mayo House (HMH) is a State-wide acute mother-baby unit which admits parents (usually mothers) and their children 3 years of age or younger, if the parent needs treatment for mental health problems such as depression, anxiety or psychosis following childbirth.

On 5th December 2013, HMH moved into a brand new unit on the Glenside Campus. Please see the Map of Glenside Campus (May 2016) for the new location.

Information Brochures:

Information Brochure for Service Providers (88kb)

Information Brochure for Consumers (146kb)

Referral Form for Helen Mayo House for GP's and Mental Health Services.

Further information about the referral process can be found by clicking here.

This website contains information about the services provided at HMH. It also provides some practical information for parents and families who may be thinking about coming to HMH. Information is also provided for medical practitioners or mental health clinicians who would like to make a referral to HMH. 


226 Fullarton Road
Glenside SA

Mailing Address:

Helen Mayo House
PO Box 17
Fullarton, SA 5065


(08) 7087 1030


(08) 7087 1060


anne.svedwilliams@health.sa.gov.au  or  sue.ellershaw@health.sa.gov.au

Opening hours:

Inpatient Services- 24 hours, 7 days per week

To find out more information about Helen Mayo House please CLICK one of the links below.

Mothers and Families

  • What we do (Inpatient Services provided at HMH)
  • Helen Mayo House Team
  • How to access the service
  • Coming into HMH
    • Your Rights
    • What to expect
    • Facilities- What is provided? What do I need to bring?
    • What will I need to do?
    • Other children and partners
    • Behavioural criteria- substance use and mandatory notification
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Alternative support services for Mothers and Families in SA
  • Acorn Group - Click on the link for further information. The Acorn group supports parents of infants aged 0 - 3 years of age. Acorn is structured to strengthen the parent-infant relationship through experiences of shared play, music and movement and some dedicated parent only time for reflection.

Service Providers

Information about Mental Illness


last modified: 24 Aug 2016