CAMHAS – Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Addiction Services

Overview

CAMHAS provides specialist services and a holistic approach to infants, children and young people, presenting with moderate to severe challenges in their lives due to mental health issues, alcohol or drug addiction.

In addition, the service provides support to whānau/family who have a child or young person under the CAMHAS service.

Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki is part of the Hauraki cluster, which works together to provide CAMHAS services.

This free service is delivered in the Hauraki, Thames & Coromandel areas, under the umbrella of Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki.

•  It provides a culturally appropriate assessment and treatment
•  Is for infants, children and young people (0 -18) of all cultures
•  Is specifically for young people experiencing significant challenges in their lives, due to serious mental health issues, alcohol or drug addiction.
•  Focuses on meeting the needs of infants, children, youth and their whānau/families

With consent, more information may need to be gathered from the referrer, the whānau/family, young person themselves or school.

If this is the right service for the client, a hui/meeting will be arranged with the infant, child or youth, whānau/family and one of the experienced team members. A family/whānau worker or support person is available for this initial meeting or clients can bring their own support people.

If it isn’t the right service, then the client & their whānau will be supported with other options that may be more appropriate.

Referral Process

All referrals to CAMHAS are coordinated through the Manaaki Centre, by phone, fax or even in person, from:

•  GPs   
•  Hospital
•  School
•  Whānau/family
•  Self-referrals

Contact Information

For all enquiries, please phone: 0800 080 339 (cluster triage) or 07 868 0041 or click here to send us an email.