Sydney North Health Network has commissioned Parramatta Mission to provide Karrikin, a service for young people with, or at risk of, severe mental illness.
‘Karrikin’, meaning seed growth after bush fires, is a mental health treatment service for people aged 12-25 years who are experiencing or are at risk of severe mental illness. This may include those who are at risk of developing psychosis, have an emerging borderline personality disorder, moderate to severe anxiety and emerging mood or eating disorders.
The service provides:
- Mental state assessment
- Case Management, helping people find and access resources necessary to reach their goals
- Psychological Interventions
- Family inclusive treatments
- Support from peer workers with lived experience of mental illness
- Links to clinical mental health services (such as Drug and Alcohol, employment assistance and psychological support)
- Access to a team psychiatrist
The service will operate long hours- Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 8pm, which provides people the opportunity to access the service around other commitments.
On The Line, an online and telephone counselling service delivered by trained mental health clinicians, will be available to provide after-hours support for people registered with Karrikin.
To contact to the service, email Karrikin.MentalHealth@parramattamission.org.au or call (02) 9196 8700, or speak to your GP who can help you with a referral.