Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District has a specialist mental health service for children and young people. This is called the Child and Youth Mental Health Service, or CYMHS (pronounced Kims). CYMHS provides a range of services in the local community to children, young people and their families where the child or young person has been identified as having a significant psychological, psychiatric or behavioural problem or problems.
Publicly available mental health information and self-help resources.
Self-help resources and low intensity interventions, including digital mental health, group and peer supports.
A mix of self-help resources, including digital mental health and low intensity interventions. Also psychological services for individuals who require them.
High intensity services including periods of intensive intervention that may involve multidisciplinary support. Where issues may be persistent or episodic without a high level of risk, complexity or disability.
Intensive team-based specialist assessment and intervention (typically state/territory mental health services) with involvement from a range of different mental health professionals including case managers, psychiatrists, allied health workers, and GPs. Includes a high level of risk, disability or complexity.