NNSWLHD: CAMHS Dispute Update

The HSU and our strong delegates were involved in a dispute resolution meeting with NNSWLHD regarding its proposed Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) recently.

Following productive discussions, the HSU have been provided several assurances by NNSWLHD pertaining to the concerns that you have raised over the past 10 months.  NNSWLHD have provided the following revised documents to the HSU and these can be read by you by clicking on the links below:

The HSU has won a number of changes to the proposed model where:

  • The CAMHS Clinical Team Lead position is full time and will sit as a Tier 2 position within the CAMHS structure
  • The Youth Eating Disorders Team Lead has capacity to be a multi-disciplinary role but initially advertised as a Clinical Psychologist
  • The CAMHS Steeering Committee will commence in March 2022
  • A Project Manager will undertake a process to build the Model of Care for the SafeGuards Team and will report through the Steering Committee
  • The NNSWLHD has committed to meeting in three months with the HSU to review the CAMHS and discuss any ongoing concerns from members.

The HSU views these agreements as a win for members and urges you to provide feedback by emailing [E-Mail not displayed] by Friday 25th February. The HSU will subsequently inform the NNSWLHD of your feedback.

The HSU congratulates delegates for their work and advocacy in this process and thanks members for continuing to provide invaluable feedback on the proposal.