Latest Journal

Click here for a copy of our latest Journal Edition. Volume 10, Issue 1, 2019.



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Guidelines on Pathways to Care

A guide for parents and carers: Guidelines on Pathways to Care for children and adolescents with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour and/or mental health problems.  

Quick Link to the MOU

Devlopmental Psychiatry Clinic Evaluation

The Developmental Psychiatry Clinic has been evaluated by the Centre for Disability Studies. Access the document by clicking on the image below.

MOU between ADHC and Health
Excutive Summary

View the executive summary of the "Leading the Way in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability" needs analysis report here.



Mental Health e-journal from Y-Central

The new Y-Central (central Coast Local Health District) e-journal will provide latest citations on a range of topics related to general youth mental health, with topics covering: anxiety/depression; alcohol and other drug use; carers; children of parents with a mental illness (COPMI); disability; foetal alcohol spectrum disorder; gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex; indigenous; non suicidal self-injury; psychosis; recovery; suicide; trauma and treatment.

Download on the e-journal here (8MB).



NDS NSW Annual State Conference 2012

The National Disability Services (NDS) NSW State Conference is being held on Monday 13 February – Tuesday 14 February 2012, at the Hilton, Sydney.

For a detailed program and registration information please visit the NDS website:   



One of Us Film Festival 

The Brain Dynamics Centre, part of the Westmead Millenium Institute for Medical Research, is holding a Mental Health Film Festival, a film festival exploring mental health and inspiring happiness.

The festival will be held on 24-26 November in Parramatta and Newtown NSW.

Please see the attached flyer for further details or visit or



Volume 2 Issue 3 now online!

Our November 2011 CHW School-Link Newsletter is now available online.

Highlights include:

  • How much do we value families and how much does it impact on children with intellectual disability? by Associate Professor David Dossetor (CHW) 
  • Supporting individuals with an intellectual disability through grief, loss and bereavement by Helen Goltzoff (ADHC) 
  • The Medicine Cabinet : Sleep Glorious Sleep by Judith Longworth (CHW)
  • Refugee, mental health, and intellectual disability by Gemma Jenkins (DEC) 
  • Details on new book release: Mental health in children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities by Dossetor, White and Lesley (2011).



Child and Adolescent MH+ID Book is now released!

The book, Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A framework for professional practice is now available. The book is edited by David Dossetor, Donna White and Lesley Whatson- the first of its kind in Australia. To view the table of contents and to order your copy please go to the publishers' website: IP Communications.