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Child and Youth Mental Health Services | Southern | Te Whatu Ora

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Southland Hospital, Invercargill

6 Irwell Street, Gore

19 Douglas Street, Frankton, Queenstown

8 Moray Place, Dunedin

9 Moray Place, Dunedin

24 Clyde Street, Balclutha

2 Trent Street, Ōamaru

Hospital Street, Clyde

Description

Formerly Southern DHB Child and Youth Mental Health Services

Southern DHB Child and Youth Mental Health Services are delivered by three teams: Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS), Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS) and Youth Specialty Service (YSS).

Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS) operates out of Southland Hospital in Invercargill, 6 Irwell Street, Gore and 19 Douglas Street, Frankton and provide assessment and treatment primarily to children and young people aged up to 18 years. 

Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS) operates out of 9 Moray Place, Dunedin, 24 Clyde Street, Balclutha, Hospital Street, Clyde and 2 Trent Street, Ōamaru and provides assessment and treatment for children and young people aged up to 14 years.

Youth Specialty Service (YSS) operates out of 8 Moray Place, Dunedin and provides assessment and treatment for young people aged between 14 to 18 years.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free, Fees apply

Fees and Charges Description

There are no fees for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full cost of any medical treatment you recieve during your stay.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility

Hours

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

6 Irwell Street, Gore

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

19 Douglas Street, Frankton, Queenstown

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

8 Moray Place, Dunedin

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

9 Moray Place, Dunedin

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

24 Clyde Street, Balclutha

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

2 Trent Street, Ōamaru

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Hospital Street, Clyde

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

For out of hours crisis response, please call 0800 46 78 46.

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Alcohol and Other Drug Services

A Youth Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellor works out of the Youth Specialist Service team and offers an outpatient clinic for young people aged 14 - 18 years and their families providing assessment, education and individually designed treatment packages. This service is available for individuals in the Dunedin area but the counsellor will provide advice to rural teams when needed. Location: 9 Moray Place, Dunedin

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD)

Regions

Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

We accept referrals from professionals involved with children, adolescents and their families including Oranga Tamariki and schools. We also accept direct referrals from clients or their families/whānau.

Please contact the YSS team on (03) 474 5601.

Description

A Youth Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellor works out of the Youth Specialist Service team and offers an outpatient clinic for young people aged 14 - 18 years and their families providing assessment, education and individually designed treatment packages. This service is available for individuals in the Dunedin area but the counsellor will provide advice to rural teams when needed.

Location:

9 Moray Place, Dunedin

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Specialist Mental Health Community Services

This service provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for children, young people and their families who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems, suspected psychiatric disorders, or severe emotional and behavioural disturbance.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Waitaki, Southland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

We accept referrals from professionals involved with children, adolescents and their families including Oranga Tamariki and schools.

The Youth Specialty Service also accepts direct referrals from clients or their families/whānau. The Child, Adolescent & Family Service (Invercargill/Gore/Frankton) does too, but not the Child and Family Mental Health Service (Dunedin/Balclutha/Ōamaru/Clyde).

Please call the location nearest you.

Description

This service provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for children, young people and their families who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems, suspected psychiatric disorders, or severe emotional and behavioural disturbance.

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Co-Existing Problems - Mental Health and Addictions

This community-based recovery-focused service provides comprehensive assessment, treatment, therapy and support for young people who are experiencing problems relating to both their mental health and addictions (alcohol or other drugs).

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions

Regions

Waitaki, Southland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

We accept referrals from professionals involved with children, adolescents and their families including Oranga Tamariki and schools.

The Youth Specialty Service also accepts direct referrals from clients or their families/whānau. The Child, Adolescent & Family Service (Invercargill/Gore/Frankton) does too, but not the Child and Family Mental Health Service (Dunedin/Balclutha/Ōamaru/Clyde).

Please call the location nearest you.

Description

This community-based recovery-focused service provides comprehensive assessment, treatment, therapy and support for young people who are experiencing problems relating to both their mental health and addictions (alcohol or other drugs).

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Eating Disorders

This service provide a treatment programme tailored to the young person’s needs and may include: - individual psychotherapy, educational and skills groups, group therapy, family therapy, medical management, medication and nutrition management with a dietitian.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Eating disorders

Regions

Waitaki, Southland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

We accept referrals from professionals involved with children, adolescents and their families including Oranga Tamariki and schools.

The Youth Specialty Service also accepts direct referrals from clients or their families/whānau. The Child, Adolescent & Family Service (Invercargill/Gore/Frankton) does too, but not the Child and Family Mental Health Service (Dunedin/Balclutha/Ōamaru/Clyde).

Please call the location nearest you.

Description

This service provide a treatment programme tailored to the young person’s needs and may include: - individual psychotherapy, educational and skills groups, group therapy, family therapy, medical management, medication and nutrition management with a dietitian.

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Youth Forensic Service

The Youth Forensic Service provides access to mental health services for any youth in contact with the juvenile justice system who are in need of mental health screening, including AOD and cultural assessment, treatment and Section 333 reports. This service has a working knowledge of clinical interventions, cultural, risk and legislative issues to best assist the youth, their family and agencies involved. This is a mobile service that works across the Southern DHB with respective bases located at: 8 Moray Place, Dunedin Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Forensic

Regions

Waitaki, Southland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Corrections

Referral Process

Referrals to the Youth Forensic Service come from Oranga Tamariki, the courts, probation services and prisons. The screening/triage information provided may include a summary of facts, the criminal list obtained from the prosecution and any mental health history or current concerns.

Description

The Youth Forensic Service provides access to mental health services for any youth in contact with the juvenile justice system who are in need of mental health screening, including AOD and cultural assessment, treatment and Section 333 reports. This service has a working knowledge of clinical interventions, cultural, risk and legislative issues to best assist the youth, their family and agencies involved.

This is a mobile service that works across the Southern DHB with respective bases located at:

8 Moray Place, Dunedin

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

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Ward 9C Acute Inpatient Unit - Youth Beds

Ward 9C has two South Island regional youth inpatient beds within a dedicated youth area. Adult patients are encouraged to avoid this area unless they are accessing their own rooms. If not attending school or another external programme, youth in Ward 9C are expected to attend the ward programme. Location: Wakari Hospital, 371 Taieri Road, Dunedin

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

Waitaki, Southland, Central Lakes, Nelson Marlborough, West Coast, Dunedin - South Otago, Canterbury, South Canterbury

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals must come via a South Island DHB. See referral document for details.

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Description

Ward 9C has two South Island regional youth inpatient beds within a dedicated youth area. Adult patients are encouraged to avoid this area unless they are accessing their own rooms.

If not attending school or another external programme, youth in Ward 9C are expected to attend the ward programme.

Location:

Wakari Hospital, 371 Taieri Road, Dunedin

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Additional Details

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

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Contact Details

8 Moray Place, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

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9 Moray Place, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

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24 Clyde Street, Balclutha

Dunedin - South Otago

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This page was last updated at 3:34PM on July 18, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Child and Youth Mental Health Services | Southern | Te Whatu Ora.