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Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) - Logan-Beaudesert

Child and Youth Mental Health Service

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About Us

The Child and Youth Academic Clinical Unit (ACU) is the specialised child and youth mental health service within Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services. The Logan-Beaudesert team are located in Logan Central (main hub), Browns Plains and Beenleigh. There is also a Bayside team servicing the Bayside and Redland area, including the islands such as Russell Island and the Stradbroke Islands.  We provide a comprehensive response to the varying needs of infants, children and young people with mental health problems or mental disorders and their families/carers in the community.

We focus on the mental health problems and disorders in infants, children and adolescents (aged 0 to 17 years) that:

  • are severe, complex and enduring
  • are likely to represent emerging or diagnosable mental disorders
  • are not responding to interventions at other levels of care
  • severely compromise their quality of life and impact developmental appropriate functioning
  • are not responsive to treatment through other services (e.g. private psychiatrists)
  • require coordination/integration across multiple services
  • are likely to benefit from the range of interventions the Child and Youth ACU offers.

Conditions we treat

The mental health disorders and problems that we target, in collaboration with our key health partners, include:

  • depression and other serious disorders of mood regulation
  • non-accidental self-injury
  • early psychosis and psychotic disorders
  • eating disorders
  • trauma-related problems
  • serious disturbances of attachment and carer-child relationships
  • complex anxiety disorders
  • complex developmental and behavioural disorders
  • emerging personality disturbances
  • substance use disorders.

Specialised programs

We also have a number of specialised programs which include:

  • Logan Evolve Therapeutic Service (Evolve TS) – This program is a collaborative partnership between Queensland Health and the Department of Communities. Evolve TS specialises in the treatment of infants, children and adolescents with complex mental health, trauma and attachment-related problems who are in the care of the Department of Communities.
  • Parent-Infant Mental Health Program – This program provide clinical services to families that are at high risk of developing serious attachment disturbances for children between 0 to 3 years of age.
  • Family Therapy Program – This program works with families with young people who are experiencing severe and/or complex mental health problems utilising family therapy as the primary intervention.
  • Early Intervention Unit, including Ed-LinQ – This unit offers a range of mental health prevention and early intervention strategies including universal, targeted and indicated prevention to the community including schools.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health liaison positions – These positions provides cultural specific consultation to our mental health clinicians as well as cultural specific support to families of diverse cultural background in contact with our service.

 

Quick Facts About The Region

Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) - Logan-Beaudesert is located in the suburb of Logan Central, the council of Logan, the state electorate of Woodridge and the federal electorate of Rankin.