Child and Youth Mental Health Services

We specialise in helping infants, children, and young people up to the age of 18 who have complex mental health needs.

We work with infants, children and young people and their families to support recovery. We recognise and help build on individual and family strengths for better health and wellbeing.

By working together, we support children, young people and families to get back on track to reach their optimal mental health.

For urgent help

If you're distressed and need immediate help, call triple zero (000).

Our services

We have a number of teams working across the Cairns region and outreach to Mossman and Yarrabah.

We provide community and hospital (Consultation Liaison) based services. This includes early intervention, forensic and other specialty services focusing on child, adolescent and family mental health and development.

Our services include:

  • Assertive Mobile Youth Outreach Service
  • Evolve Therapeutic Services
  • Ed-LinQ Program (support to school and service providers)
  • Youth Step Up Step Down (residential facility).

We also provide case management and support.

Services by location

  • Assertive Mobile Youth Outreach Service (AMYOS)
    Cairns Commonwealth Building
    Level 1, 104 Grafton Street
    Cairns QLD 4870
    Phone: 07 4226 5280
    Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Cairns Child and Youth Mental Health Services
    Cairns Commonwealth Building
    Level 1, 104 Grafton Street
    Cairns QLD 4870
    Phone: 07 4226 5280
    Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Evolve Therapeutic Services
    Cairns Commonwealth Building
    Level 1, 104 Grafton Street
    Cairns QLD 4870
    Phone: 07 4016 1327
    Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Youth Step Up Step Down
    153-157 Mayers Street
    Manoora QLD 4870
    Ph: 07 4229 0920
    7 days a week, 24 hours

  • Atherton Child and Youth Mental Health Service
    56 Jack Street
    Atherton QLD 4883
    Phone: 07 4091 0213
    Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Innisfail Child and Youth Mental Health Services
    87 Rankin Street
    Innisfail QLD 4860
    Phone: 07 4016 1327
    Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Tully Child and Youth Mental Health Service
    17 Bryant Street
    Tully QLD 4883
    Phone: 07 4068 4111
    Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Mareeba Child and Youth Mental Health Services
    21 Lloyd Street
    Mareeba QLD 4880
    Phone: 07 4092 9171
    Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Make or change an appointment

You can make an appointment without a referral from a health professional. Young people, their carers and families are able to get a referral by:

Referrals can also be made by doctors, schools and health professionals.

Location

Child and Youth Mental Health Services
Cairns Commonwealth Building
Level 1, 104 Grafton Street
Cairns QLD 4870

Phone: 07 4226 5280
Fax: 07 4226 5255
Email: CairnsCYMHSIntake@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated:November 2021