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 new structure endorsed in 2017 is nearing completion. 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 has changed?

As part of the CAMHS Redesign, we have:

  • Changed the organisational structure of CAMHS to enhance multi-disciplinary focused services and ensure all consumers benefit from access to multi-disciplinary perspectives in treating mental health.
  • Created new services, including ‘CAMHS Connect’, a new phone line to make it easier for clients and key partners to access CAMHS.
  • Employed more Aboriginal workers and spread positions more equitably across the service, to provide culturally appropriate care.
  • Changed the way that speech pathology and eating disorder services are delivered so that they are more accessible.

The final organisational structure and associated team structures 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?

Whilst most of the changes are fully completed or close to completion, there will be continuing work to review and refine the changes.

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

Where can I find more information?

For more information, see the PDF iconFrequently Asked Questions  (449kb).

If you have any questions about your service, you can:

  • Speak to your clinician
  • Speak to another CAMHS staff member who you feel comfortable with
  • Phone your local CAMHS site
  • Email CAMHSresources@sa.gov.au.

last modified: 23 Sep 2019