Child and Youth Mental Health Services
Child and youth mental health services provide specialised support that targets the needs of children and young people. Identifying issues early and getting the right support for children and young people is important to prevent and reduce the progress of longer-term mental health issues.
Services that recognise the significance of family and social support are particularly important for children and young people.
Children services usually support people between the ages of 0-11 and their families.
Youth services typically provide mental health support for people between the ages of 12-25.
Child and youth mental health services
The following organisations provide child and/or youth mental health services in the Brisbane North region:
Brisbane North PHN funded services
The Brisbane North PHN funds the following child and youth mental health services within the Brisbane North region:
headspace provides support to young people (12-25 years) who are going through a tough time.
There are 4 headspace centres in the Brisbane North region, located in Caboolture, Nundah, Redcliffe and Taringa. These centres can provide a range of support services for your mental health, alcohol and other drug use, work and study and physical health issues.
t 07 5428 1599
Suite 38, The Lakes Centre, 8-24 King Street,
Caboolture QLD 4510
t 07 3370 3900
1264 Sandgate Road, Nundah QLD 4012
t 07 3897 1897
457 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe QLD 4020
t 07 3157 1555
5 Moorak Street, Taringa QLD 4068
Asha is a youth mental health service, which provides mobile outreach support to vulnerable young people (aged 12-25 years) who have, or are at risk of developing a severe mental illness. The program targets young people living in the Moreton Bay North and Redcliffe/North Lakes sub regions and provides services after hours and on weekends if needed.
The target population groups for this service are very specific and include young people that are difficult to engage, hard to reach, vulnerable and socially disadvantaged.
Referrals or enquiries should be directed to:
Redcliffe Area Youth Space (RAYS)
Corner of Anzac and Oxley Avenues,
Redcliffe QLD 4020
t 07 3283 8769
Brisbane MIDN4KiDS provides an additional option for GPs, Psychiatrists or paediatricians to refer to vulnerable and disadvantaged children, aged between 0 and 11 years, for up to 12 psychological therapy sessions. The child needs to have been, or be at risk of, developing an emotional behavioural or mental health condition. A formal diagnosis is not required to access this service. Please note that Brisbane MIND4KiDS is not a formal diagnostic assessment service. A parent or guardian must hold a healthcare or pension card for their child to access this service.
Online and telephone services
eheadspace is a free online and telephone service that provides counselling and support to young people (12-25 years) and their families.
T 1800 650 890
Support for children and youth with parents or family members affected by mental illness
The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation supports kids living in families affected by mental illness. The program provides recreational, educational camps and other activites, giving kids a break, in a fun, positive and safe environment. Kids have the opportunity to meet other kids in similar families and develop new friendships.
P 1300 566 525