Nelson Marlborough: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a regional service for children and youth (aged up to 18 years) with serious mental health disorders and suspected psychiatric disorders. These include depression, anxiety, ADHD, psychosis and eating disorders.

The CAMHS multi-disciplinary team comprises psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers.

Priority is given to youth at risk of suicide or attempted suicide.

Services include:

  • a 24-hour crisis service
  • cognitive behaviour therapy
  • case management
  • dialectical behaviour therapy
  • group work
  • psychopharmacology

How to access CAMHS 
Routine referrals for CAMHS come from GPs, community and government agencies and schools (resource teacher or guidance counsellor).

People accepted for referral will be given a case manager who will make an appointment directly with the family.

Location, hours and contact details
Nelson

Physical address: Braemar Campus, Nelson Hospital, Waimea Rd

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm (excluding public holidays)

Phone: (03) 546 1230 Fax: (03) 546 1951

After hours emergency phone: (03) 546 1800

Blenheim

Physical address: The Marlborough Health Hub, 22 Queen St, Blenheim

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm (excluding public holidays)

Phone: (03) 520 9905 Fax (03) 520 9968

After hours emergency phone: (03) 520 9999 (ask for 'on-call CAMHS')

Nelson: Early Intervention Service

The Early Intervention Service is people aged 15-30 who are being troubled by symptoms of psychosis and who have not previously accessed help.

Location and contact details

Physical address: 39 Bridge St, Nelson

Phone: (03) 539 3709  Fax: (03) 539 0142

After hours emergency phone: (03) 546 1800

 

Nelson and Tasman: Gateway Housing Trust

Gateway provide supported residential accommodation for young people.

Access to these services is through Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services or Early Intervention Service.

Refer to the Gateway website for contact details and more information about their services.

 

Golden Bay: Te Whare Mahana

Te Whare Mahana in Takaka offers a 24 -hour, 7 day service for children and young people.

Refer to their website for contact details and information about this service.