Youth Community Assessment and Treatment Team (YCATT)

The Fiona Stanley Hospital Youth Community Assessment and Treatment Team (YCATT) is a community outreach service that uses a client-centred, recovery-focused approach to youth mental health.

The service provides community-based assessment and intensive case management for a six week period.

YCATT works with young people using a range of interventions to improve their mental health and their links with the community.

Services include:

  • assessment
  • case management
  • referral to other appropriate services
  • establishing links with long term community mental health supports.

Our team includes a consultant psychiatrist, psychiatric registrars, mental health nurses, a social worker and a clinical psychologist.

Our services

YCATT is targeted at young adults aged 16–24 years old who are at higher risk of developing mental health issues or experiencing:

  • emerging psychosis
  • mood problems
  • anxiety
  • enduring distress and behavioural issues.

Young people with co-occurring physical health problems or issues related to alcohol and drugs are also welcomed.

Youth Mental Health Unit

The YCATT team works closely with the Fiona Stanley Hospital Youth Mental Health Inpatient Service – a 14 bed inpatient service. It provides short to medium term mental health inpatient care and treatment services for young adults, aged 16–24 years who require additional care.

The YCATT team ensures continuity of care during an admission and assists with discharge planning for return to the community.

Eligibility

YCATT provides a comprehensive mental health service to young adults (16–24 year olds) who:

  • live in the south metropolitan area (other areas on a case-by-case basis)
  • are experiencing a decline in daily activities
  • may have had a recent admission to a mental health service
  • have an immediate need for mental health support.

Referrals

People can:

Useful resources

Websites

For information on bullying visit Bullying No Way (external site).

Find information on depression at beyondblue (external site).

Visit the Drug and Alcohol Office (external site) for drugs and alcohol information.

For information on mental health visit ReachOut (external site) and headspace (external site).

Find information on sexual health at Get the facts (external site).

Telephone numbers

In the event of an emergency or life threatening situation please call 000.

Alcohol and Drug Support Line
Phone +61 8 9442 5000

Crisis Care – crisis counselling, emergency accommodation and food
Phone +61 8 9223 1111

Kids Help Line
Phone 1800 55 1800

Mental Health Emergency Response Line
Phone 1300 555 788

Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)
Phone +61 8 9340 1828

Contact us

Call our Helpdesk on 6152 2222 for all queries

Fiona Stanley Hospital Youth Community Assessment and Treatment Team (YCATT)

Phone: +61 8 6152 7999

Fax: +61 8 6152 4216

Email: FSH.YouthCommunity@health.wa.gov.au

Location

Fiona Stanley Hospital
11 Robin Warren Drive Murdoch WA 6150

Email: fsh@health.wa.gov.au

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