Karrikin Youth Mental Health service supports young people ages 12-25 experiencing complex to severe mental health concerns.
Karrikin is a mobile and assertive outreach mental health treatment service providing multidisciplinary case management for young people residing within the Sydney North Primary Health Network
Our purpose is to deliver services for young people with, or at risk of, severe mental illness across the SNPHN region. Examples of severe mental illness include severe depression and anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, eating disorders and early psychosis.
Our team includes;
• Service Manager
• Psychiatrist (Clinical Lead)
• Administration Officer
• Senior Clinicians
• Peer Workers
|Mon||9am - 8pm|
|Tue||9am - 8pm|
|Wed||9am - 8pm|
|Thu||9am - 8pm|
|Fri||9am - 8pm|
Karrikin services include:
• Early identification and effective, evidence-based interventions delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a collaborative, accessible and integrated service
• Increased access to evidence-based intervention to prevent mental illness progression, and maximise recovery
• A single point of entry to “wrap-around” co-ordinated and multidisciplinary care including integrated case management, psychological therapies, family work, and psychiatry care
• Access to no cost psychiatry services, services from GP’s and private allied health providers
• Assertive case management
• Pathways to clinical mental health services, drug and alcohol services, employment assistance and other psychosocial support services
• Family inclusive interventions to maintain or restore family relationships and ensure families are onside with potential treatment
• Recovery and trauma informed practice
• Involvement of peer workers to provide support by workers with lived experience
• Meaningful goal setting, through use of the Outcome Star tool to address developmental, psychosocial and occupational disruptions
• To provide responsive and seamless access to service for young people and their families/significant others.
• After hours phone support to engage consumers and stabilise them back to the program using telephone and online counselling.
• Step care approaches to support the needs of young people through committed pathways of care with the LHD and local headspace sites.
How to access the program