The Developmental Assessment and Management Program (DAMP) works with children and young people aged 2 -18 years with complex developmental difficulties.
Clinical service overview
The Developmental and Assessment and Management Program (DAMP) is part of the Alfred Child and Mental Health Service (CYMHS).
The complex developmental difficulties can affect their relationships with peers and family, learning, communication, behaviour and emotions and everyday living skills.
Paediatricians, maternal and child health nurses, private therapists, school wellbeing staff or community health centre workers usually make referrals. Parents may also contact Alfred Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) when advised by these people.
Our intake clinician speaks with parents by phone, and if appropriate arranges a meeting with parent(s) and their child to work out if we are the right service at this time.
If we are the right service, a team assessment is arranged.
There is a waiting list and it may take 3 to 5 months before we can start the assessment.
Refer your patient
GP, specialist or self-referral
We accept referrals from GPs, specialists, health professionals, family, carers, case managers and patients.
- Referral phone (03) 8552 0555
- Referral fax (03) 8552 0444
Special referral instructions
Call the intake worker to discuss a potential referral prior to faxing the referral form. This is to ensure that there is not a delay in treatment if the client is not suitable for the service.
If the intake worker accepts the verbal referral, complete the CYMHS referral form and fax to the service.
|Monday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00 pm|
|Tuesday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00 pm|
|Wednesday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00 pm|
|Thursday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00 pm|
|Friday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00 pm|
- Dr Paul Denborough: Psychiatry
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