Youth mental health services

Inpatient services

Mental Health Unit - youth

The Fiona Stanley Hospital Youth Unit is a 14-bed inpatient unit providing short to medium term mental health inpatient care and treatment services for young people aged 16–24 years. This unit is located in the Fiona Stanley Hospital Mental Health Service.

Treatment is provided for mental health issues such as:

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

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

Community services

Youth Community Assessment and Treatment Team (YCATT)

The Fiona Stanley Hospital Youth Community Assessment and Treatment Team is a community based service providing a client-centred and recovery-focused approach to youth mental health.

The service is time limited; provides assessment, intensive care coordination and a range of interventions to improve the consumer’s mental health.

YCATT also works to establish links with community mental health organisations to support long term recovery. The YCATT team ensures continuity of care across both inpatient and community based services if required.

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

Consumers can access the community service through:

  • self-referral
  • GP referral
  • referral by a Community Managed Organisation

To be eligible for the service the consumer must be:

  • aged 16 – 24 years
  • live within the south metropolitan catchment area (other areas on a case-by-case basis)
  • experiencing a decline in daily activities
  • requiring immediate mental health support.

Useful resources

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

Find information on depression at beyondblue (external site).

Visit the Mental Health Commission (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).

Emergency contacts

In the case of an emergency or crisis please dial 000 or visit your nearest Emergency Department.

Mental Health Emergency Response Line
Phone 1300 555 788

Kids Help Line
Phone 1800 55 1800

Alcohol and Drug Support Line
Phone +61 8 9442 5000

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

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

More information

Hospital map 

Contact us

Call our Helpdesk on 6152 2222 for all queries.


The mental health service is located in a separate building next to the main hospital.

The main entrance to the hospital is accessed off Robin Warren Drive.

View our hospital map to find your way.