Mental Health Services
Youth Axis, YouthLink and YouthReach South work collaboratively to provide a range of services to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people across metropolitan Perth. Youth Axis is an outreach service providing
- Individual counselling and therapy
- Assertive case management and psychosocial support
- Consultation and capacity building
Youth Axis provides services to young people:
- aged 16-24 years
- living in stable accommodation in the Perth metropolitan area
- who are help accepting and one or both of the following
- Ultra high risk of psychosis. Unusual and out of character thoughts and /or behaviour
- Features of an emotionally unstable personality disorder: - suicidal ideation and/or self-harming - risk taking / impulsivity - emotional instability - impaired sense of self - impairment in interpersonal functioning - separation insecurity: fears of abandonment by significant others
All young people meeting these criteria will be considered for acceptance to the service. However, where the young person’s needs may be more appropriately met by another service, the young person and the referrer will be provided with advice and support to access other services.
The Youth Mental Health Program does not provide comprehensive services to the youth population. Specifically, it does not provide acute or urgent responses to unknown clients in crisis. Young people who are not known to the service who require acute mental health services will be directed to other appropriate services.
For queries and referrals to Youth Axis, YouthLink and YouthReach South phone the Integrated Triage line between 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Referrals will be received from a variety of sources including self and family, community members, community managed organisations, mental health services, General Practitioners, Emergency Departments and private practitioners.