Northern CAMHS - Northern

Northern Community Team (Northern CAMHS)

CAMHS Northern Region provides a range of mental health and therapeutic counselling services for children and adolescents from birth to 18 years of age and their families.

Northern CAMHS services include:

  • Mental Health assessment and therapy for children, young peo0ple and their families.
  • Mental health promotion activities
  • Mental health capacity building activities with regional services
  • Consultation with staff from other agencies re mental health issues
  • Mental health services to children and young people under the Guardianship of the Minister.

The team provides mental health services for children, young people and their families in the local government areas of

  • Salisbury

  • Playford (formerly Elizabeth and Munno Para)

  • Gawler

Clinical services are provided by

  • Psychiatrists

  • Community Mental Health Nurses

  • Clinical Psychologists

  • Social Workers

  • Speech Pathologists

  • Occupational Therapists

The Northern Region collaborates with other services to help meet the needs of its community.  Examples include:

  • School Support services work in conjunction with programs such as Health Promoting Schools, Youth Mental Health First Aid and Mind Matters, to provide a broad and comprehensive range of training workshops for teachers

  • Staff run a number of parenting groups called the ‘Incredible Years’ as well as ‘Circle of Security’ groups.

  • Staff provide services to children and young people under the Guardianship of the Minister and families in contact with Families SA.

  • Staff provide a range of training seminars to foster parents, Kindy teachers, child care centre staff and other agency staff.

  • Staff work closely with DECD New Arrival Program schools to help meet the mental health needs of refugee children.

 

How to Access Our Service

Parents and guardians may telephone the CAMHS service closest to them and request to speak to the Duty Clinician.  Adolescents over 16 years of age may contact CAMHS without parent or guardian consent or knowledge.  School Counsellors, General Practitioners and others may also contact CAMHS however contact from the parent/guardian or young person (if over 16 years of age) is usually required to formalise the referral.

The majority of the clinical services are provided at the Elizabeth office. Services are also offered in Salisbury and Gawler.

 

Hours

Monday to Friday 8.45 am - 5.00 pm. After hours appointments by arrangement

Contact Information

Lee Marling, Manager

 

Location

Suite 11, Sidney Chambers
Elizabeth City Centre
Elizabeth

Mailing Address

CAMHS Northern Region
Suite 11, Sidney Chambers
Elizabeth City Centre
Elizabeth
South Australia 5112

Should you wish to discuss a referral of a child or young person to CAMHS, please communicate using the below phone numbers.  Email addresses are not always monitored daily. 

  • Phone (08) 8252 0133

  • Fax (08) 8287 0308

Email: CAMHSNorthern@health.sa.gov.au

Web address: http://www.wch.sa.gov.au/camhsnorth

 

 

 

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