Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Changes to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Changes to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

We want to provide a mental health service that better meets the needs of children, young people, perinatal women and their families across South Australia.

In 2017, we consulted with consumers, carers, staff, unions, and key partners on a proposed new organisational structure to support a new model of care, which would ensure we are providing the best mental health care to our clients.

The structure has now been endorsed and CAMHS is moving forward with implementation. The structure addresses the final recommendations from thePDF icon2014 Review of South Australian CAMHS (PDF - 4.3mb), which looked at how CAMHS could provide better care.

What is changing?

The changes will include:

  • Changing the organisational structure of CAMHS to strengthen clinical governance and leadership
  • Establishing new services, including South Australia's first ever child and adolescent centralised triage service
  • Strengthening existing services, including expanding eating disorder and speech pathology services
  • Increasing the Aboriginal workforce.

The final organisational structure and associated teams are available below:

PDF iconCAMHS Final Structure

PDF iconCentral Metro

PDF iconNorthern Country

PDF iconNorthern Metro

PDF iconSouthern Country

PDF iconSouthern Metro

PDF iconCentralised Triage and Mobile Assertive Outreach

PDF iconConsultation Liaison

PDF iconEating Disorders

PDF iconForensic

PDF iconSpeech Pathology

When will the changes happen?

Before these changes come in, there is background work that needs to be done with CAMHS staff and the services we work with.

We do not anticipate any changes coming in before the end of 2018.

We will keep you updated about service changes that may affect you well before they are implemented, and welcome any feedback as we move forward.

Where can I find more information?

For more information, see the PDF iconFrequently Asked Questions  (222kb).

If you have any questions or would like to provide any feedback on the changes, please contact camhsresources@sa.gov.au.

last modified: 04 Jan 2019