Prevention and early intervention strategies are important in interrupting the development of severe mental health problems and disorders in childhood.
The Child and Youth Mental Health Access team is a community based service for children and young people aged 0-18 years and their families in the Gold Coast region who are experiencing severe / complex psychological, emotional and/or behavioural problems.
Referrals to the CYMHS Access Service may be made by self, family member, doctor, School teacher or other professional.
The CYMHS Access Service is available between the hours of 8.30am-5pm.
It primarily provides a phone intake service for the Gold Coast Child and Youth Mental Health Service.
This intake process may lead to further face to face assessment of the individual or result in an assisted referral to alternative specialised services.