Child, Adolescent and Family Service  (CAFS)

Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)


The Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS) is a specialist child and adolescent mental health service providing assessment and treatment primarily to children and young people aged 0 - 18 years. 

This service caters for children, young people and their families who live in the Invercargill, Gore and Wakatipu areas and who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems, suspected psychiatric disorders, or severe emotional and behavioural disturbance. 

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Referrals:  we accept referrals from professionals involved with children, adolescents and their families.  We also accept direct referrals from clients or their families/whanau.



Southland Hospital, Kew Road Invercargill

  • Mental Health Services, Elles Rd (gate 1)

Gore, 6 Irwell Street

Queenstown, 19 Douglas Street, Frankton


Contact Details


Ph:  03 214 5753  or  0800 44 33 66

Fax: 03 214 7279



Ph:  03 208 0299



Ph:  03 441 0010


Single Point of Entry contact details:

Freephone:  0800 44 33 66  or  03 214 5786

Fax: 03 214 5696

PO Box 828, Invercargill 


Southland Mental Health Emergency Team