Community CAMHS

Community CAMHS provides assessment, case coordination and multidisciplinary treatment services for children and young people who are experiencing mental health challenges at ten community clinics in Perth.

We work with children and young people up to 18 years of age who have severe, complex and persistent emotional, psychological, behavioural, social and or mental health challenges.

This includes the following conditions:

  • emotional disorders of childhood
  • major disruptive and behavioural disorders
  • severe anxiety disorders including complex trauma
  • affective (mood) disorders (such as depression)
  • severe relationship difficulties, including attachment disorganisation and disorders
  • emerging personality disorders
  • psychotic disorders.

These clinics are open weekdays during business hours.

We do not provide mental health crisis response or after-hours services.

Please contact the CAMHS Crisis Connect for urgent mental health support or advice for children and young people in the metro area.

How to be referred

If you are thinking about bringing your child to CAMHS, you have probably already visited other services for help with mental health concerns. These other services may not have been able to provide the support or treatment needed.

CAMHS can provide a higher level of support or treatment, even if you or your child’s mental health difficulties are very severe, complex or persistent.

Referrals to CAMHS are for children and young people:

  • up to the age of 18 years
  • located in the Perth metro area.

You will need one of the following healthcare professionals to refer you to our service:

  • your local doctor or GP
  • a private therapist or specialist
  • another CAMHS service
  • school psychologist.

If you are unsure about how to get referred, you can call any of our Community CAMHS clinics to speak to a designated person who can provide advice and support on referrals and options in your area.

How long will it take to be referred?

This is best answered by contacting the Community CAMHS you have been referred to or your local Community CAMHS clinic. Find your local clinic's catchment area and contact details

For health professionals

For information and forms for referring a patient or client to Community CAMHS, please visit our Mental Health referrals page.

Last Updated: 03/08/2022