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.


Meet Jessica Workshop Resources

Download the Meet Jessica Animation Resources here.    
What is the Meet Jessica Resource?

The Meet Jessica animation and accompanying resources promote an awareness of the wellbeing needs of children and adolescents with an intellectual or developmental disability.  The animation is incorporated into a 2 hour interactive workshop aimed at school staff.

The Meet Jessica Workshop resource pack includes:

-The Meet Jessica animation.

-A powerpoint presentation with script.

-Workshop delivery outline

-Activity cards

-Evaluation Resources

-Resources and References

-Mental health prevention programs list

-Workshop advertising poster

In 2015 School-Link at the Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney Australia collaborated with state government disability, education and mental health to produce the materials.

Who is it for?

It is intended for delivery to school staff or any other audience who thinks the content may be useful.

What are the aims?

The CHW animation workshop aims to further assist professionals:

• to understand that students with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) are more likely to have additional mental health problems and challenging behaviours

• to identify students who may need help (what to notice)

• to build on existing strategies for supporting students in the classroom

• to know where to direct students who need additional assistance.



School-Link team at the Children's Hospital at Westmead