Youth and Family Mental Health

The Life Without Barriers Youth and Family Mental Health Teams are well established in delivering high level clinical and psychosocial mental health support services across Tasmania.

The LWB #synergy Youth and Family Mental Health Service in Southern Tasmania provides intensive psychological therapeutic support and mental health case management support to young people aged 12-25 years old, and their families, with moderate/severe mental health challenges. This service is provided on an outreach basis to young people in their own communities and works closely with others involved in a young person's support network. Referral to this service is preferred from other mental health service providers, however please contact our Senior Clinician for discussion regarding referral criteria.

The state-wide #iConnect Youth and Family Mental Health Service provides intensive psychosocial mental health and wellbeing support to young people aged 12-18 years old, and their families, on an outreach basis, across Tasmania. To be eligible for this service, the young person must also be a current client of the Tasmanian Government Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and referred by the CAMHS team.

Our approach to mental health support operates within a youth friendly framework of recovery. Young people and their families are fully involved in decision-making when planning their care, and recovery. Our services are inclusive, respect culture, and support young people to develop their existing strengths and work together on challenges, maximise resilience, and make progress towards goals in improving their mental health, wellbeing, and functioning.

Who this service is for

The #synergy service is for young people aged 12-25 years old, and their families, with moderate/severe mental health challenges, offered on an outreach basis in Southern Tasmania. The service is not for young people whose level of support needs may be better met by other higher intensity services such as Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, Adult Community Mental Health Services, or by lower intensity services such as headspace or private practice. To determine eligibility for this service, please contact the #synergy Senior Clinician at 175 Collins St Hobart.

The #iConnect service is for young people aged 12-18 years old, and their families, offered on an outreach basis, across all of Tasmania. To be eligible for this service, the young person must also be a current client of the Tasmanian Government Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). For further information, please contact the Manager Casework for #iConnect at 175 Collins St Hobart.

Cost

There is no cost to access this service

Accessibility Support

Our offices provide disability-accessible amenities.

How this service is delivered

  • Call or visit us online

    Call our Collins Street Hobart Office, to find out more. We have offices in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.

  • We'll come to you (outreach)

    #synergy provides outreach to young people aged 12-25 years old, and their families, across Southern Tasmania.

    #iConnect provides outreach to young people 12-18 years old, and their families, across all of Tasmania.

Updated: 18/02/2021

Provided by

175 Collins Street, Hobart TAS, Australia
3 Archer Street, Rocherlea TAS, Australia
2 Spring Street, Burnie TAS, Australia