We provide mental health support to children, adolescents and their families seen at Western Health in a consultation liaison capacity.
We offer specialist mental health assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and their families
We provide consultation liaison services to Western Health in inpatient, outpatient and emergency department settings
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service provides specialist mental health assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and their families. We provide a consultation-liaison psychiatry model for children, aged 0 to 17 years old, admitted to the JKWC, linked with a paediatrician at Western Health or who have presented to the paediatric emergency department (located at Sunshine Hospital).
Children who are medically admitted and there is a suspected comorbid mental illness
Children who are medically admitted as a result of a preexisting mental illness (e.g. suicide attempts, nutritional support due to disordered eating etc)
Children who experience mental health difficulties due to a physical illness (e.g. adjustment reactions)
Concerns related to parental attachment of admitted infants or when multiple risk factors for an attachment disorder are identified
Children who have been assessed on the paediatric ward, in Children's Specialist Outpatient Clinics and Adolescent Health Service and there are concerns of a comorbid mental illness
The Perinatal Mental Health Service is based at Joan Kirner Hospital in St Albans.
The Service receives referrals from within Western Health. We do not accept external referrals.
Phone: 8345 1034