Assertive Mobile Youth Outreach Service (AMYOS)
The Assertive Mobile Youth Outreach Service (AMYOS) provides assessment, therapy, and support to young people, and their families/carers, who for a variety of reasons, have had trouble in engaging with Child and Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS). AMYOS is highly mobile, offering outreach services to young people and their families in a variety of locations including homes, schools, cafes, and local parks.
AMYOS sees young people aged 13 to 18 who are current CYMHS consumers, have complex and severe mental health problems, display high risk of self-harm, aggression or vulnerability or are at risk of deterioration due to a severe mental illness.
- Provision of a collaborative, system-based care to high risk and difficult-to-engage adolescents to treat mental illness, reduce emotional distress and promote function within the community.
- Intensive, developmentally appropriate, community-centered, mental health interventions and ongoing assessment for adolescents who require higher-intensity services. The overall treatment plan includes risk assessment, crisis/safety planning and management, and rehabilitation and support to recover from mental illness
- Co-ordination and establishment of collaborative links with other community service providers including other health care providers, education, child safety, housing, police, youth justice, and alcohol and other drugs services.
- Facilitation and support of a safe transition to more functional or independent living in the community.
Referrals are internal via Community Child Youth and Mental Health Service.
Kirwan Health Campus
138 Thuringowa Drive
Kirwan Qld 4817
PO Box 1596
Ph: (07) 4433 9004
Fax: + 61 7 4433 9001
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