Referral Process

Lawson and Yaralla Programs

These programs cater for high school students who have been admitted to the Rivendell Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), which is managed by the Department of Health .

The Referral Process

A referral may be made to the intake officer of the Rivendell Child, Adolescent and Family Unit (Department of Health) by a medical practitioner or mental health professional on 9736 2288 between 9 am and 5 pm weekdays.

Paterson and Sulman Programs.

These programs are Department of Education programs. They are not connected with Rivendell CAMHS. 

The Referral Process

Referrals can be made through the Learning Support Team of the student’s home school (Department of Education). Enquiries can be made through the School Counsellor or Learning Support Team at the student’s home school.


The program caters for high school students who have been admitted to the Concord Centre for Mental Health (Department of Health).

The Referral Process

Young people are referred from mental health clinicians, psychiatrists or any NSW hospital.

Gna Ka Lun

Gna Ka Lun is a unit at Campbelltown Hospital. Young people are referred by mental health practitioners or NSW hospital emergency departments. 

Please Note: The Learning Centre is not a school. The students remain enrolled at their census school throughout admission.