Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
CAMHS Consumer and Carer Partnership

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS Consumer and Carer Partnership



ELECT History

CAMHS is committed to enabling consumers and carers to be involved in decisions relating to their treatment and to provide input into service planning and improvement. There are a number of opportunities for carers and consumers including our Energetic Lived Experience Consultancy Team (ELECT) advisory group. ELECT is made up of parents and carers. The committee was formed in early 2013.

Information on ELECT

PDF iconELECT Poster - Please download our poster and share with others (489kb)

ELECT Poster

Person and Family Centred Care

ELECT consumers and caregivers value the importance of being Person and Family Centred and encourage current users of CAMHS services to talk with their clinician about the WCHN WCH page link iconPerson and Family Centred Care Charter and to provide feedback on how well your service/s were delivered. You can go to our Link iconE-Letter Consumer Feedback page and complete the online form. Your feedback on your CAMHS experience is reviewed every eight weeks, by the Women's and Children's Health Network Safety and Quality Committee. This committee has Consumer Representation.  Any themes emerging from the feedback relevant to CAMHS will be discussed by members of ELECT.

Recent Experiences and Milestones

  • 2017 Listening Posts for Proposed CAMHS organisation re-structure.
  • 2016 Development of an WCH page link iconOnline Consultation Hub, on the Basecamp platform.
  • 2016 Rebranding of ELECT marketing materials.
  • 2016 Presenting at a the TheMHS conference on consumers involved in co-design.
  • 2015-2017 ELECT co-design and partners in the development of a CAMHS model of care.

Contact ELECT

Please email WCHN Health Consumer Engagement if you want to join or find out further information in regards to ELECT.

To join ELECT on , please follow the steps on this page:

WCH page link iconOnline Consultation Hub

last modified: 23 Mar 2017