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MidCentral DHB - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

Child, Adolescent and Family 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 sub-stance use).

CAFS are located in the Community Village at Palmerston North Hospital; 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 . Child, Adolescent and Family 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.

Programmes

Mental Health Services

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

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

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child, Youth

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

Child, Adolescent and Family 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…

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Co-Existing Disorder Services

Programme Areas

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

Programme Type

Intake / assessment, Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child, Youth

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

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…

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Eating Disorder Services

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Eating disorders

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child, Youth

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.

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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…

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Staff

Child, Adolescent and Family 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

Hours

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 21 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 28 Dec. Open 29 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 4 Jan.

Languages Spoken

English,

Charges

No fees apply

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

Palmerston North Hospital

MidCentral

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20 Allardice Street, Dannevirke

MidCentral

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This page was last updated at 11:03AM on November 10, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by MidCentral DHB - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS).