Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Helen Mayo House

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Helen Mayo House

Information on Helen Mayo House Services

Helen Mayo House (HMH) is a State-wide acute mother-baby unit which admits parents (usually mothers) and their children 3 years of age or younger, if the parent needs treatment for mental health problems such as depression, anxiety or psychosis following childbirth.

On 5th December 2013, HMH moved into a brand new unit on the Glenside Campus. Please see
the PDF iconMap of Glenside Campus (May 2016) for the new location.

Information Brochures:

PDF iconInformation for Service Providers (321kb)

PDF iconInformation for Mothers and Families (400kb)

Word iconReferral Form for Helen Mayo House for GP's and Mental Health Services. (1/9/2017)

Further information about the referral process can be found on our WCH page link iconInformation for Service Providers page.

This website contains information about the services provided at HMH. It also provides some practical information for parents and families who may be thinking about coming to HMH. Information is also provided for medical practitioners or mental health clinicians who would like to make a referral to HMH. 


226 Fullarton Road
Glenside SA

Mailing Address:

Helen Mayo House
PO Box 17
Fullarton, SA 5065


(08) 7087 1030


(08) 7087 1060


anne.svedwilliams@sa.gov.au  or  sue.ellershaw@sa.gov.au

Opening hours:

Inpatient Services- 24 hours, 7 days per week

To find out more information about Helen Mayo House please CLICK one of the links below.

Mothers and Families

  • What we do (Inpatient Services provided at HMH)
  • Helen Mayo House Team
  • How to access the service
  • Coming into HMH
    • Your Rights
    • What to expect
    • Facilities- What is provided? What do I need to bring?
    • What will I need to do?
    • Other children and partners
    • Behavioural criteria- substance use and mandatory notification
  • WCH page link iconTelephone Counselling
  • Alternative support services for Mothers and Families in SA
  • WCH page link iconAcorn Group - Click on the link for further information. The Acorn group supports parents of infants aged 0 - 3 years of age. Acorn is structured to strengthen the parent-infant relationship through experiences of shared play, music and movement and some dedicated parent only time for reflection.

Service Providers

Information about Mental Illness

PDF iconPuerperal Psychosis - Information for Families

PDF icon"A Carers Survival Guide" by Craig Allat (father and carer) October 2011

PDF iconPost Natal Depression – Information for Consumers

WCH page link iconPublications for children

last modified: 06 Feb 2018