Youth and Family Mental Health Services

Youth and Family Mental Health Workers are part of Community Mental Health Services from Grafton to Tweed Heads and they provide mental health services to adolescents, aged 12 to 18 years, who are experiencing mental health problems.

Youth and Family Mental Health Workers offer:
  • mental health assessment
  • counselling and
  • individual intervention

These services are provided to children and/or young people, their parents/carers and families, in relation to a range of social, emotional, behavioural and mental health issues. Where appropriate, they liase with the young person’s GP, School Counsellor and other service providers to ensure positive outcomes from mental health intervention.

Phone the Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511 Please note that the Mental Health Access Line is only available to people on the North Coast – ie from Tweed Heads in the north to Johns River south of Port Macquarie and west to the dividing range

The ‘Family Help Kit’ is produced by the NSW Health Department and provides information for families on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Problems; Challenging Behaviours; Grief and Loss; Fears and Anxiety; Post Traumatic Stress; Depression; Psychosis; Suicide Prevention; and Body Image and Eating Disorders.

Mental health problems can affect all families. About one in five children and adolescents will experience a mental health problem or disorder. For adolescents, mental health problems are as common as physical health problems, such as asthma. Mental health problems which affect children, adolescents and young people include depression and anxiety disorders, grief, challenging and disruptive behaviours such as conduct disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress, psychosis, eating disorders and suicide. (Source: Family Help Kit, NSW Health)

For a copy of the ‘Family Help Kit” contact:

NSW Association for Mental Health,
62 Victoria Road,

Monday to Friday, 12:30pm – 4:30pm

(02) 9816 5688

Freecall from rural Areas:

1800 674 200 (02) 9816 4056