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MidCentral DHB - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Programmes

Mental Health Services

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Intake / assessment, Acute services, Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from GP, community agencies, schools or Plunket.

This service is for young people from birth to 18 years of age.

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Description

Child, Adolescent and Family provides outpatient and some community mental health assessments, consultation, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment for pre-schoolers, children/tamariki & adolescents/rangatahi and their families/whānau who are experiencing serious mental health difficulties.

Following assessments, Child, Adolescent and Family negotiate with families and whanau what therapy and other supports may look like. 
 
Child, Adolescent and Family are a family based service who provide family therapy as well as offering individual therapy. 

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 9:29AM on February 5, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by MidCentral DHB - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS).