Ngā Pūkenga Manaaki Hauora Hinengaro mō ngā Tamariki me ngā Rangatahi
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Clinical

Ratonga Whānau / Service Users

Service users include tamariki and rangatahi up to 18 years old, for assessment and treatment who present with mental health concerns.

Ratonga Whāinga / Service Objectives

Mental health clinicians (nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and allied health professionals) provide a community-based mental health treatment and therapy service across a range of settings for kōhungahunga/infants, tamariki/children and rangatahi/youth that is strengths based and mana enhancing.

This Service includes, but is not be limited to:

  • Access to specialist assessment and diagnosis
  • Monitoring of medication in accordance with a documented comprehensive management plan with identified desired outcomes
  • Provision of appropriate psychotherapies
  • Ongoing monitoring of symptoms and regular review of progress and treatment at specified intervals
  • Attention to matters concerning early intervention, maintenance of health, relapse prevention, problem prevention and promotion of good mental health
  • Provision of consulting, liaising  and advocating for services with primary care providers and other relevant agencies. Working strongly to collaborate with numerous external services that work with  kōhungahunga/infants, tamariki/children and rangatahi/youth. These can include but are not limited to:
    • Ministry of education
    • Ministry of social development
    • Child Youth and their Families service
    • Supporting Families
    • Strengthening families
    • Schools
    • High and complex needs
    • As well as all NGO’s

Whakaurunga Paearu / Entry Criteria

Referrals can come from  your GP and/ or secondary services. All referrals will go to the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMCAMHS) team for intake. From there they will be triaged and once accepted, allocated to a service. There are two CAMHS services that are provided in the Nelson Marlborough area. One is held with the Nelson Marlborough DHB and one held within Te Piki Oranga. The whānau have a choice of which service they feel will best suit their needs.

Enquiries are welcomed, assistance can be provided to whānau to access this service, and discuss the options between the two services.