Mental Health Programs and Partnerships

The Child and Youth Mental Health Service Programs and Partnerships team comprises the following five programs:

Children of Parents with Mental Illness

The Children of Parents with Mental Illness (COPMI) program aims to promote better mental health outcomes for children of parents with mental health concerns.  Our program works in partnership with local Child and Youth Mental Health Service teams to deliver COPMI specific clinical interventions, like working with parents and group work for children and teenagers. Speak with your local Child and Youth Mental Health Service team to find out more.

Dual Diagnosis

The Dual Diagnosis program works in partnership with local Child and Youth Mental Health Service teams to help make sure that young people with combined mental health issues and drug and alcohol use difficulties (known as dual diagnosis) get the right help that they need. Speak with your local Child and Youth Mental Health Service team to find out more.

Ed-LinQ

Ed-LinQ works mainly with the school system and the mental health system to make sure that school aged children and young people can access the help they need. Speak with your local Child and Youth Mental Health Service team to find out more.

Multicultural Mental Health

The Multicultural Mental Health Coordinators work in partnership with local Child and Youth Mental Health Service teams to help meet the mental health needs of children and young people and their families/carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.  Speak with your local Child and Youth Mental Health Service team to find out more.

Service Integration

The Service Integration Coordinator works in partnership with local Child and Youth Mental Health Service teams and others to enhance the support provided to Child and Youth Mental Health Service consumers (and their families/carers) with complex needs. Speak with your local Child and Youth Mental Health Service team to find out more.

Who can access this service?

Program resources are available to support children, young people and families/carers accessing Child and Youth Mental Health Services. We sometimes work with children, young people and families/carers that aren’t coming to Child and Youth Mental Health Services, as they may need support from the team to access mental health care that meets their needs.

Do I need a referral?

You will need a formal referral to access this service.

How do I get a referral?

Talk with your Child and Youth Mental Health Service worker about whether the Programs and Partnerships team could provide you with additional supports.

Other referral information

Programs and Partnerships staff work in collaboration with local Child and Youth Mental Health Service staff in supporting children and young people and their families/carers. The Child and Youth Mental Health Service team will engage the Programs and Partnerships team for additional support and resources.

Much of the work undertaken by Programs and Partnerships staff is aimed at building the capacity of Child and Youth Mental Health Service and other service providers to deliver holistic, recovery oriented care for identified populations.

Information for health professionals

Children of Parents with Mental Illness

The Children of Parents with Mental Illness (COPMI) program is a mental health promotion, mental illness prevention and early intervention initiative that aims to promote better mental health outcomes for children of parents with mental health concerns, and their family/carer. The program provides parallel case management support for Child and Youth Mental Health Service clinicians in delivering parent and family/carer focused specific COPMI interventions to facilitate the integration of family centred-care and recovery principles for children and young people affected by parental mental illness. This includes the services listed below.

  • Group programs offered to clients of Child and Youth Mental Health Service approximately four times per calendar year.
  • Consultation liaison service to build capacity of all Child and Youth Mental Health Service staff to provide COPMI-informed care.
  • Development and maintenance of collaborative pathways with external stakeholders to identify, assess, support and respond to unmet service needs of family members affected by parental illness.
  • Promotion of current resources and training in facilitation of COPMI specific interventions.

For further information contact the COPMI Coordinators on 07 3310 944 or email CHQ-CYMHS-COPMI@health.qld.gov.au.

Dual Diagnosis

The Dual Diagnosis program facilitates access for young people with combined mental health issues and drug and alcohol substance abuse problems (known as dual diagnosis) to receive appropriate care. The Dual Diagnosis Coordinator also works with CYMHS clinicians and other stakeholders to build their capacity to identify and respond to the needs of young people with dual diagnosis, and their families/carers. For further information contact 07 3310 944 or email CHQ-CYMHS-DualDiagnosis@health.qld.gov.au.

Ed-LinQ

Ed-LinQ is a state-wide initiative funded by the Department of Health to develop, support and embed cross-sectoral systems, procedures and capacity that support the early detection and collaborative management of mental health problems or illness experienced by school-aged children and young people in Queensland. It does this through maintaining strategic partnerships, enhancing capacity and providing school mental health consultation-liaison for stakeholders from the health, education, primary care and community sectors. For further information contact 07 3310 9444 or email CHQ-CYMHS-Ed-LinQ@health.qld.gov.au.

Multicultural Mental Health

The purpose of the Multicultural Mental Health program is to ensure that service provision and program development meet the mental health needs of consumers and their families/carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. This can involve consultation liaison, joint clinical work, professional development, resource development and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders in the multicultural community. For further information contact 07 3310 944 or email CHQ-CYMHS-MMHC@health.qld.gov.au.

Service Integration

The Service Integration program works in partnership with government, non-government and private sector organisations to support young people with severe and complex mental health needs. The program aims to facilitate people’s access to a range of clinical and community support services which are tailored to meet individual needs and assist them with their existing quality of life. For further information contact 07 3310 9444.

Who may benefit from this service

The program supports the following identified groups of children and young people, and their families:

  • culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  • those experiencing co-existing substance use and mental health problems
  • children of parents with mental health problems
  • primary and secondary school students experiencing emerging/existing mental health problems
  • those with complex care needs.

Referral instructions

To access Program Coordinators (or find out more about the Child and Youth Mental Health Service Programs and Partnerships team), call 07 3310 9444.

Please note: A child or young person must be a registered Child and Youth Mental Health Service consumer to access a COPMI group program.

Contact details

t: 07 3310 9444
e: CHQ-CYMHS-ADMIN@health.qld.gov.au

Operating hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm.

Resources

Child and Youth Mental Health Service locations map