Department of Psychological Medicine, Children's Hospital Westmead

Service Description

Psychological Medicine is a tertiary mental health service providing assessment and treatment for children and young people up to the age of 16 years. Services include: Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Eating Disorders inpatient, day and outpatient services, inpatient rehabilitation service for functional somatic symptoms, mental health assessment and treatment for patients admitted to our medical wards, and general outpatient services. The Department is also home to the State-wide Mental Health Intellectual Disability Service and School-Link. Areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, self-harm, psychosis, behavioural disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, functional somatic disorders, eating disorders, and psychological disorders associated with chronic illness/medical conditions. Family therapy, individual psychotherapy, cognitive and behavioural treatments and medication are offered.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 8.00am-4:30pm


Referral System

Outpatient referrals accepted from medical specialists within the hospital for current, ongoing patients.

Service Fees


Languages (other than English)

Interpreter service available

Disability Access

Yes. Ramps, Lifts

Organisational Information

Area Served

Cumberland Prospect HACC

Parent Organisation

Westmead Children's Hospital

Postal Address

Locked Bag 4001




Other Information

Facilities Available


Volunteering Opportunities


Last Updated: 6 March 2023