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Children's mental health services (aged 0 to 15 years)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is a state-wide specialist service providing mental health services for people from birth up to 15 years of age, and their families.

CAMHS provides a range of services and programs for children and young people in acute, community and day program settings, which may include:

  • community visits
  • clinics
  • counselling
  • psychological therapy
  • staff training in child and adolescent mental health issues.

For more information about the locations of CAMHS Teams: CAMHS Team Locations

Within SA, acute mental health services for infants, children and young people are provided through:

Specialist mental health services for children and young people

  • Group Program at Enfield Campus runs day programs for both the individual and their family, working with young people aged 12 to 18 years with significant and severe mental health issues
  • Behavioural Intervention Service at Enfield Campus is a state-wide, intensive, specialist service for young people aged 5 to 18 years who have mental health issues and persistent, pervasive and challenging behaviours
  • Mary Street: Adolescent Sexual Abuse Prevention Program is a program for young people aged 12 to 18 years who have committed a sexual offence, have engaged in inappropriate or offensive sexual behaviour or have sexually harassed others

In-reach mental health service into the Adelaide Youth Training Centre (AYTC), which is run by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.

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