Review SA Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

SA Health commissioned a review of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in South Australia.

Significant change is occurring in mental health services and the review provided the opportunity to ensure integrated, safe and responsive child and mental health services are provided into the future.

The 2014 Review SA Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (PDF 4.31MB) focused on governance, structures, partnerships and systems required for a contemporary mental health service.

The report includes 46 recommendations that will transform the way the service delivers mental health services to children and young people across South Australia.

Input from a range of CAMHS staff, consumers and stakeholders has been a significant part of the review process. Consultation is underway with staff and unions.

Once finalised, the recommendations will be implemented as part of a carefully planned and implemented change management strategy. A CAMHS Transformation Taskforce will oversee the change management process.

For further information see the frequently asked questions sheet (PDF 253KB), which include:

  • Why was the review conducted?
  • What were the recommendations?
  • Will all the recommendations be implemented?
  • What does the review mean for the level of service provided by CAMHS?
  • When will the review be finalised?


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