Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Services (CAYAS)
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service encompasses strong mental health services for children and young adults.
The Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Services (CAYAS) provide complex secondary and tertiary level mental health care to those who experience severe and complex mental health conditions. CAYAS provides a comprehensive and recovery-orientated mental health care service that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families/carers. CAYAS combines consultation, assessment and treatment of children and young people experiencing serious mental health disorders and/or problems within their carer network.
24/7 Crisis assistance and support
Mental Health Intake and Referral:
Ph: 1300MH CALL (1300 64 2255)
24/7 Alcohol and Drug Information Service:
Ph: 1800 177 833
In a life-threatening emergency:
Telephone triple zero (000) or 112 from mobiles
Queensland Health - Mental Health home page
Mental Health Act 2016
Caring for somebody with a mental illness
Find a mental health service