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Mental Health

Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Children & young peoples mental health provides a range of clinical and non-clinical services in both the community and in hospital. Services are available 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday and include:

Prevention & early intervention

  • COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness)
  • Parenting
  • Perinatal & Infant Mental Health (PIMH)
  • School Link – a partnership between NSW Health and NSW Department of Education & Communities that promotes emotional well-being in school communities

Young People & Early Psychosis Intervention (YPPI)

Provides specialist intensive case management and support for young people aged 12 to 24 years with early/first episode psychosis.

Youth Mental Health team (YMH)

Provides intensive case management and support for young people aged 12 to 18 years with a range of mental health problems (other than psychosis).

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Located in the Gateway Centre, Level 2, 237 Mann St, Gosford, ycentral is a ‘one-stop shop’ which also incorporates headspace Gosford. The aim is to provide young people (aged 12 to 25yrs) early access to a range of health and other services.

Young people can drop in to ycentral or call 02 4304 7870.

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Contact the Mental Health Line (24 hrs/7 days a week) on 1800 011 511. This service will take your details and make a referral to CYPMH if appropriate. Alternatively, they may give you advice or information of other services which may be better suited to your needs.


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Through its centres located around Australia, headspace aims to make finding help as easy as possible. Once a young person walks through the door of a headspace centre, he or she will find youth-friendly health professionals who treat them with respect.

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