MAKING A REFERRAL
YouthLink and YouthReach South
YouthLink and YouthReach are mental health services that offer counselling and support. The services operate within business hours (8.30-4.30) Monday to Friday and are not generally able to provide urgent assessment.
Whilst the services will assist young people who engage with practical issues such as accommodation, finances etc, referrals would not be accepted where these are the only presenting concerns. However in this instance the duty officer is available to talk through alternative options.
Referrals to the service should be discussed with the Duty Officer who is available Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm. The combined duty number is 1300 362 569
The following referral criteria will be considered by when deciding whether to accept a referral.
The young person is/has;
- Aged - 13-24 years
- Experiencing mental health problems or serious and/or prolonged psycho-social difficulties.
- Unable or unwilling to access clinic based treatment.
- Agreed to the referral and is willing to engage in counselling.
- Lives within Metropolitan area.
If the young person does not meet criteria or it is considered that an alternative service is more appropriate, the Duty Officer will provide contact details of alternatives.
If the young person appears to meet the criteria, the referral will be presented at the next scheduled allocation meeting (Tuesday and Thursday). If the referral meets the criteria for services, the young person will be allocated a worker as soon as possible.
Youth Axis provides an early intervention service for young people presenting with ultra-high risk of psychosis and/or features of an emotionally unstable personality disorder. Youth Axis targets young people who have not had extensive treatment by a specialist mental health service for these presenting problems, and will see people for up to 6 months.
REFERRALS & INQUIRIESPhone: 1300 362 569
Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Please contact our Triage Officer to discuss the needs of a young person or your agency and our Triage Officer will then facilitate a referral to YouthLink, YouthReach South, Youth Axis or a more appropriate agency.
|223 James Street
Northbridge WA 6003
|Level 2 / 25 Wentworth Parade|
Success WA 6164
|32 - 34 Salvado Road|
Wembley WA 6014
|Phone: 9227 4300|
Fax: 9328 5911
|Phone: 9499 4274|
Fax: 9499 4270
|Phone: 9287 5700|
Fax: 9287 5760