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CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services | MidCentral | Te Whatu Ora

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

Formerly MidCentral DHB - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS) now CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental health Services).

CAMHS is a specialist mental health service for pre-schoolers, children/tamariki & adolescents/rangatahi and their families/whānau who are experiencing serious mental health difficulties or co-existing disorders (mental health and substance use).

CAMHS are located in the Community Village at Palmerston North Hospital and at the Horowhenua Health Centre and also provide outpatient services in Feilding, Pahiatua and Dannevirke.

We offer a mixture of individual, family and group work from a range of professions including Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Social Work. CAMHS are able to access support services to enhance and encourage the recovery of our clients. We also provide a crisis service during the hours of 8.30 to 3.30 Mon to Fri. This includes Te Matai House, a respite house on the outskirts of Palmerston North which provides a safe and supportive environment for our young people. We are also able to utilise the support of The Rangatahi Unit, which is based in Porirua. Te Rangatahi Unit is an inpatient unit for our acute clients.

Staff

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service is an interdisciplinary service with clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, a paediatrician, occupational therapists and psychiatrists who provide care for children, youth and their families.

Clinical Manager - Bev Huttley

Charges

No fees apply

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan).

Languages Spoken

English,

Programmes

CAMHS

CAMHS provides outpatient and some community mental health assessments, consultation, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment for pre-schoolers, children/tamariki & adolescents/rangatahi and their families/whānau who are experiencing serious mental health difficulties. Following assessments, Child, Adolescent and Family negotiate with families and whānau what therapy and other supports may look like. CAMHS are a family based service who provide family therapy as well as offering individual therapy.

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Intake / assessment, Acute services, Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from GP, community agencies, schools or Plunket.

This service is for young people from birth to 18 years of age.

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Description

CAMHS provides outpatient and some community mental health assessments, consultation, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment for pre-schoolers, children/tamariki & adolescents/rangatahi and their families/whānau who are experiencing serious mental health difficulties.

Following assessments, Child, Adolescent and Family negotiate with families and whānau what therapy and other supports may look like. 
 
CAMHS are a family based service who provide family therapy as well as offering individual therapy. 
Co-Existing Disorder Services

Child, Adolescent and Family provides outpatient and some community based mental health assessments, consultation, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment for for pre-schoolers, children/tamariki & adolescents/rangatahi and their families/whānau who are experiencing co-existing disorders (mental health and substance use). Following assessments, Child, Adolescent and Family negotiate with families what therapy and other supports may look like. Child, Adolescent and Family are a family based service who provide family therapy as well as offering individual therapy.

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Intake / assessment, Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from GP, community agencies, schools or Plunket.

This service is for young people from birth to 18 years of age.

Note: PDF downloads require the free Adobe Reader application to view.

Description

Child, Adolescent and Family provides outpatient and some community based mental health assessments, consultation, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment for for pre-schoolers, children/tamariki & adolescents/rangatahi and their families/whānau who are experiencing co-existing disorders (mental health and substance use). 

Following assessments, Child, Adolescent and Family negotiate with families what therapy and other supports may look like. 
 
Child, Adolescent and Family are a family based service who provide family therapy as well as offering individual therapy. 
Eating Disorder Services

Specialty Eating Disorder care is delivered through Child, Adolescent and Family for clients under 18 years. Following assessment, clients are assigned a keyworker, with psychiatry, medical, dietitian and psychology input being individualised to their treatment plan. MidCentral has the ability to uterlise the CREEDS eating disorder residential facility in Johnsonville for 16 years and older.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Eating disorders

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

This service is for young people from birth to 18 years of age.

This service is based at Palmerston North.

Note: PDF downloads require the free Adobe Reader application to view.

Description

Specialty Eating Disorder care is delivered through Child, Adolescent and Family for clients under 18 years.

Following assessment, clients are assigned a keyworker, with psychiatry, medical, dietitian and psychology input being individualised to their treatment plan. 

MidCentral has the ability to uterlise the CREEDS eating disorder residential facility in Johnsonville for 16 years and older.

Additional Details

Child / Tamariki friendly, Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Public Transport

Palmerston North Hospital is on the main bus route.

Parking

Parking is available onsite at Palmerston North Hospital: 40 minutes free, $2.00 per hour thereafter.

Contact Details

20 Allardice Street, Dannevirke

MidCentral

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

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This page was last updated at 3:23PM on May 31, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services | MidCentral | Te Whatu Ora.