Child and adolescent mental health services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are specialist mental health services provided to Victorians who experience serious mental illness or disorder.

Tap the buttons below for specific CAMHS data for Victorians. You can filter by area mental health service.

Scroll further down for more information about the data (measures).

About the data:

The above measures look at:

  • post-discharge follow up
  • length of stay
  • seclusion episodes.

About post-discharge follow-up rate

The percentage of Victorians who were contacted within 7 days following discharge from a mental health inpatient service (excluding contact made on the day of discharge).

The statewide target has not been finalised for FY 2021/22 at the date of publication.

About average length of stay

The average number of days that the consumer was admitted into a mental health inpatient unit.

Only overnight stays are included. Same day separations (where a consumer is admitted and discharged on the same day) and stays longer than 35 days are excluded.

About rate of seclusion episodes per 1,000 bed days

A restrictive intervention may only be used after all reasonable and less restrictive options have been tried or considered and have been found to be unsuitable in the circumstances. A restrictive intervention includes seclusion, which means the sole confinement of a person to a room or any other enclosed space from which it is not within the control of the person confined to leave.

Rate of ended seclusion episodes per 1,000 occupied bed days within inpatient units, excluding leave, same day stays, private beds and units that do not have a seclusion room.

The statewide target has not been finalised for FY 2021/22 at the date of publication.


  • Data source: Client Management Interface/Operational Data Store. Data extracted on 12 April 2022
  • The statewide rate of average length of stay and seclusion episodes per 1000 bed days includes services by the Austin Health – Statewide Eagle Unit (Child) and Monash Health - Oasis Unit
  • Results for the current financial year are preliminary and will be finalised in November. Results from the previous financial year have been finalised
  • * No results are available
  • Results from November 2020 to November 2021 were affected by industrial activity, impacting the collection of non-clinical and administrative data and recording of ambulatory mental health service activity and consumer outcome measures, i.e., community service hours, pre-admission contact rates and post-discharge follow-up rates. Affected data should be interpreted with caution.