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)
- 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
Talking to children about COVID-19
This booklet has a number of themes and messages that can be discussed with children.
These will suit more children of different ages and capacity between 4-9 years of age.
All adults should be ready to ‘chat’ with children when they give a cue that they have a question about the current situation.
Please read and reflect on the key messages before opening up a ‘chat’ with a child.
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).
Located in the Gateway Centre, Level 2, 237 Mann St, Gosford, headspace Gosford provides young people (aged 12 to 25yrs) early access to a range of health and other services.
Phone: 02 4304 7870
headspace location map
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.
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.