Child and adolescent mental health (0–18 years)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are specialist mental health services provided to Victorians aged 18 and under who experience serious mental illness or disorder.

Tap the buttons below for specific CAMHS data for Victorians aged 18 and under.

Scroll further down for more information about the data (measures).

About the data:

July to September 2019 data may be incomplete for health services that form the Gippsland Health Alliance and South West Alliance of Rural Health. Statewide results should be interpreted with caution.

The above measures look at:

  • post-discharge follow up
  • length of stay
  • seclusion episodes.

About post-discharge follow-up rate

The percentage of Victorians aged 18 and under who were contacted within 7 days following discharge from a mental health inpatient service (excluding contact made on the day of discharge).

The target follow-up rate within 7 days is 80%.

About average length of stay

The average number of days that the consumer was admitted into a mental health inpatient unit.

Only overnight stays are included. Same day separations (where a consumer is admitted and discharged on the same day) and stays longer than 35 days are excluded.

About rate of seclusion events per 1,000 bed days

A restrictive intervention may only be used after all reasonable and less restrictive options have been tried or considered and have been found to be unsuitable in the circumstances. A restrictive intervetion includes seclusion, which means the sole confinement of a person to a room or any other enclosed space from which it is not within the control of the person confined to leave.

Rate of ended seclusion episodes per 1,000 occupied bed days within inpatient units, excluding leave, same day stays and units that do not have a seclusion room.


  • Data source: Client Management Interface/Operational Datastore (CMI/ODS)
  • The latest quarterly results are preliminary 
  • * No results are available