The Alfred CYMHS Infant and Pre-school team provides specialist mental health services to infants and young children who are yet to start school within the CYMHS catchment area.
Clinical service overview
This includes direct service for individuals, families and groups, as well as consultation to professionals from other agencies, who provide services to children in this age group, including maternal child and health services and kindergarten programs. The program also provides professional education, training and research.
Clinical work may include joint assessments with referrers at their agencies, extended intake assessments, clinical observation at child care, comprehensive assessment and treatment at ACYMHS, group work either at ACYMHS or at community agencies.
Case conferences and consultation with referrers is also a major focus of the program.
Evaluation is fundamental to all areas of the program.
Formal research is undertaken for selected therapies provided within the program.
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 - 5.00pm|
|Tuesday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00pm|
|Wednesday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00pm|
|Thursday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00pm|
|Friday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00pm|
- Dr Paul Denborough: Psychiatry
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