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

Mental Health & Addictions Service

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.

Child, Adolescent and Family are able to access support services to enhance and encourage the recovery of our clients. 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. Richmond New Zealand provides the opportunity for children and youth to experience group work and on some occasions, some specific individual work.  We are also able to utilise the support of Te Rangatahi Unit, which is based in Porirua. Te Rangathai Unit is an inpatient unit for our acute clients.

Programmes

Mental Health Services

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child, Youth

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted by self-referral, 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 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 serious mental health…

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Co-Existing Disorder Services

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child, Youth

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted by self-referral, 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 community based mental health assessments, consultation, diagnosis and evidence- based treatment for for pre-schoolers, children/tamariki & adolescents/angatahi and their families/whānau who are experiencing co-existing disorders (mental…

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Eating Disorder Services

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Eating disorders

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child, Youth

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted by self-referral, GP, community agencies, schools or Plunket.

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

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Description

Specialty Eating Disorder care is delivered through Child, Adolescent and Family for clients under 19 years.

Following assessment, clients are assigned a keyworker, with psychiatry, medical, dietitian and psychology input…

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Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fees

No fees apply

Staff

Child, Adolescent and Family is an interdisciplinary service with clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurses, a pediatrician, occupational therapists and a psychiatrist who provide care for children, youth and their families.

Contact Details

Palmerston North Hospital

MidCentral

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Horowhenua Health Centre

MidCentral

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This page was last updated at 4:25PM on September 27, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by MidCentral Health - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS).