Outpatient Care

Once in a treatment clinic the young person is allocated a doctor and a mental health clinician, who work as a team. The doctor might be a psychiatrist or a psychiatrist-in-training. The mental health clinician might be an occupational therapist, clinical psychologist, social worker, or nurse. The doctor is responsible for providing guidance and consultation about the treatment plan, as well as prescribing medication where indicated. The mental health clinician acts as a case manager to address the young person's needs for housing, health care, legal advice, educational support, vocational assistance, crisis planning, family support, and social support.The mental health clinician also delivers psychological and social interventions, such as psychotherapy, psychoeducation, and family work.

More information is in our Who provides your care (PDF) factsheet

Also see our What is Treatment (PDF) factsheet