Mental health professionals provide assessment and treatment for a range of emotional, behavioural, social and developmental difficulties.
Different professions specialise in childhood mental health – child psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, speech and language therapists, psychotherapists, family therapists and nurses.
Mental health professionals offer a range of therapies, and also work with children's families/carers and other services who might be involved.
Fees for these services can vary, so it's best to ask about out-of-pocket expenses upfront. You'll need a referral from your GP to claim the Medicare rebate.