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Taranaki DHB – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)


KaupapaDHB clinical mental health support for children and families affected by mental health issues.
LocationNew Plymouth
AddressTaranaki District Health Board
Child and Adolescent Community Centre
Tukapa Street
New Plymouth
Phone06 753 7790

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health team works from three sites: New Plymouth, Stratford and Hawera, and offers a number of satellite clinics in health centres and schools

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Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahiReferral Types

GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

The service accepts written referrals from government and private agencies involved in health, education and welfare.


The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Team provides a specialist service throughout Taranaki, for 0 to 18 year olds inclusive, who are experiencing severe mental health difficulties. This service is free.

What do we mean when we say severe mental health difficulties? Things such as:

  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders (including anorexia or bulimia)
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress disorder
  • Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Delay (including Autism, Asperger’s syndrome)
  • Attachment disorders
  • ECT

The team works from its base in New Plymouth and has satellite clinics in Hawera and Stratford. The service is structured around a multi disciplinary team which provides assessments, formulation and therapeutic treatment plans. This utilises individuals and family’s involvement in developing recovery plans that are best suited to the presenting child, young person and family. The team also works in partnership with the Mental Health Crisis Team who provide out of hours cover for mental health emergencies.

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