What is mental health?

  • RCH Mental Health is a service you can turn to when there are serious concerns about an infant’s, child’s or adolescent’s mental health and wellbeing.

    We provide a range of hospital inpatient, specialist, consultation and community mental health services for infants, children and adolescents/young people. Our teams are generally interdisciplinary (a mix of mental health care professionals of different backgrounds). They have extensive child, youth and family expertise. We assess young people and offer a range of ways to help in recovery from a mental illness.

    Our mental health professionals include:

    • Child Psychotherapists
    • Nurses
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Paediatricians (doctors)
    • Psychiatrists (doctors)
    • Psychologists
    • Social Workers
    • Speech Pathologists.

    Choice, partnership and participation by young people and their families/carers are central to how we work. In addition to our direct clinical work, we support organisations and professionals working with infants, children, adolescents and families through:

    • Providing information and advice on mental health issues and resources
    • Training and education activities
    • Working closely with our hospital and community based services and community partners to improve how we work together to help young people.

    For more information see our Brochure "What to expect at our mental health service

    For an Arabic translation of this brochure please click here

    For an Vietnamese translation of this brochure please click here 

    We believe in better mental health and wellbeing for everyone!