For health professionals

Referral criteria

Jacaranda Place Adolescent Unit
Jacaranda Place Adolescent Unit is a sub-acute service for young people from across Queensland who have severe and complex mental health experiences. Referrals are accepted for young people between 13 and 18 years of age (with consideration, for up to 21 years in exceptional circumstances).

All referrals to Jacaranda Place are reviewed by the Jacaranda Place statewide referral and review panel. The panel meets fortnightly, or as required to review referrals to decide who is accepted for admission to Jacaranda Place and provide feedback to referrers, consumers, carers and other stakeholders.

The agenda and relevant clinical information will be collated by the Associate Clinical Nurse Consultant Transitions and emailed to the panel members three business days prior to the meeting.

The panel members will be the Jacaranda Place Medical Director (Chair), senior members of the Jacaranda Place team, the Jacaranda Place Consumer Carer Coordinator Senior Consultant, a representative from the northern, central, and southern clinical cluster, current treating team, and invited guests as required e.g. the Jacaranda Place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker.

Instructions for Child and Youth Mental Health Service clinicians

The referring clinician must complete an up-to-date Clinical Care Review Summary on CIMHA and present the young person at the treating team clinical review meeting for endorsement of the referral. Contact the Jacaranda Place Transitions Nurse on (07) 2105 6000 for a verbal handover of the referral and email the completed and endorsed CCRS to CHQ-JacarandaPlace-referrals@health.qld.gov.au

The Transitions Nurse will liaise directly with the young person’s referring clinician to collate any further information relevant to the referral and email to the panel three working days prior to the panel meeting. The referrer will be invited to attend the Panel Meeting to present the young person and take part in the discussion.

Instructions for private psychiatrists

Referring psychiatrists are asked to provide a comprehensive referral letter to the referral and review panel. The Transitions Nurse will liaise directly with the young person’s referring psychiatrist to collate any further information relevant to the referral and email to the panel three working days prior to the panel meeting. It is expected that the private psychiatrist will work in partnership with the Jacaranda Place treating team, in both treatment and discharge planning throughout the admission.

Contact the Jacaranda Place Transitions Nurse on (07) 2105 6000 for more information or to discuss a referral CHQ-JacarandaPlace-referrals@health.qld.gov.au

Jacaranda Place Day Program

Jacaranda Place Day Program offers an intensive mental health service for young people aged 13-18 years in the greater Brisbane metropolitan area who can get to Chermside daily.

Child and youth mental health service teams and private psychiatrists can contact the Day Program Team Leader or Intake Officer to discuss or make referral on (07) 2105 6000 or email CHQ_CYMHS_DayProgram@health.qld.gov.au

This service is available at

Jacaranda Place
78 Farnell Street
Chermside 4032

Contact details

t: 07 2105 6000

If you require urgent mental health advice, contact the Acute Response Team on 07 3068 2555 or dial 000

e:  CHQ-JacarandaPlace@health.qld.gov.au

Operating hours

Jacaranda Place is an inpatient facility that is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Reception hours

Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm