Delivering a Healthy WA
North Metropolitan Health Service, Mental Health

Youth Axis

Youth Axis provides an early intervention service for young people presenting with ultra-high risk of psychosis and/or features of an emotionally unstable personality disorder. Youth Axis targets young people who have not had extensive treatment by a specialist mental health service for these presenting problems, and will see people for up to 6 months.

The following criteria must be met to be eligible for service:

  1. The young person is residing in stable accommodation in the Perth Metropolitan area.
  2. 16 to 24 years old.
  3. Help accepting.
  4. Early intervention.

And either:

  1. Ultra-high risk of psychosis. Unusual and out of character thoughts and /or behaviour.

Or

  1. Features of an emotionally unstable personality disorder (which include a combination of):
    • suicidal ideation and/or self-harming
    • risk taking / impulsivity
    • emotional instability
    • impaired sense of self
    • impairment in interpersonal functioning
    • separation insecurity: fears of abandonment by significant others

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Continual psychotic symptoms for more than 7 days;
  • Needs are better met by another service.

Services offered

  • Assessment; Evidence based counselling, skills based therapy and psycho-education; psychosocial support; Outreach; Transitional support; and Consultative advice and support to other agencies including collaborative clinical interventions and projects.

Referral information for Youth Axis, YouthLink and YouthReach South:

  • An integrated triage and entry process exists between YouthLink, YouthReach South and Youth Axis.
  • Type referral details in an Electronic Referral form (Word) that is subsequently sent to the Service by email.
  • Hand write referral details in this Referral form (PDF) which needs to be printed, scanned and sent to the Service by email.
  • Referrals/Triage phone: 1300 362 569
  • Email referral form to: youthmhtriage@health.wa.gov.au
  • Fax referral form to: 9287 5762

Contacts

Address: 32-34 Salvado Road, Wembley WA 6014
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Phone: 9287 5700
Fax:9287 5760