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Rivendell – Child and Adolescent Unit

Rivendell – Child and  Adolescent Unit Rivendell, originally called Thomas Walker hospital was opened in 1896. It is a 20 bed facility that consists of:

  1. A Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service; and
  2. A Department of Education School

It provides mental health services for children and adolescents residing in Central Sydney Health Area and rural New South Wales. Out-of-area referrals may be accepted with the active involvement of local mental health services or private mental health professionals.

Rivendell works in conjunction with the local Community Health Centres and the Community Mobile Adolescent Team. Our inpatient services include comprehensive assessments, second opinions, shared care and outpatient therapy. This care is determined on an individual basis and may incorporate cognitive behavioural therapy, psychotherapy, family therapy or pharmacotherapy.

Rivendell – Child and  Adolescent UnitWe provide inpatient care on either a residential or day patient basis for those individuals who need more intensive treatment. These young people attend the Rivendell School for Specific Purposes during their admission. The inpatient programs focus on early psychosis, depression, anxiety, school refusal and oppositional defiant behaviour. Rivendell

Rivendell provides community outreach programs during the school holiday periods for young people with special needs, e.g. Indo-Chinese and Latin-American refugees, refugees who have been subjected to severe torture, trauma and other young migrant groups.

Department of Education School

Rivendell School provides specialised education programs in a safe, nurturing and secure environment. They also provide consultative service to schools seeking assistance in relation to the management of students


Phone:             (02) 9736 2288
Fax:                  (02) 9743 6264
Address:         Hospital Road, Concord West NSW 2138


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