Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to this Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services section.

This section has been developed with the support of the team at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at the Taranaki District Health Board.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services range from the specialist services provided by the Taranaki District Health Board through to a wide range of community organisations providing specific areas of care.

The TDHB Child and Adolescent Mental Health team provides a specialist service throughout Taranaki.

The team works from two base sites, New Plymouth and Hawera, and offers a number of satellite clinics in health centres and schools.   Access is open and the team accepts referrals from statutory and non-statutory health, education and welfare providers.

The Child and Adolescent team uses a multi-disciplinary approach and has close links with the Adult Mental Health Crisis Team.   Contact Reception - 06 753 7790

The fact sheets below have been developed by Child & Adolescent Services at Taranaki District Health Board and are available in PDF download by clicking on any of the titles.
Teen Depression
Treating Depression
Behavioural & Conduct Problems
ADHD & Hyperkinetic Disorder
ADHD & Hyperkinetic Disorder-Stimulant Medication
Sleep Problems in Childhood
Children who wet or Soil themselves
Children who do not go to School
The Child with General Learning Difficulty
Specific Learning Difficulties
Autism & Asperger Syndrome
Worries & Anxieties - Helping Children to Cope
Divorce or Separation - Impact on Children &  Adolescents
Death in the Family
Domestic Violence - What is it?
The Emotional Cost of Bullying
Child Abuse and Neglect: The Emotional Effects
Traumatic Stress in Children - What is it?
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Eating Disorders - in Young People
Suicide & Attempted Suicide
Deliberate Self Harm in Young People
Chronic Physical Illness - the effects on Mental Health
Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms - what are the causes?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Alcohol & Drugs - What Parents Need to Know Part A
Alcohol & Drugs - What Parents Need to Know Part B
Good Parenting
Coping with Stress
Psychotic Illness
Depression in Children & Young People
Worries about Weight
Drugs & Alcohol - Commonly used Drugs
Dealing with Tantrums.


Click here to access The Child & Adolescent section of The Mental Health Sector Directory


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