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Help name the new adolescent extended treatment centre

A DIVERSE ADVISORY GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO HELP NAME THE NEW ADOLESCENT EXTENDED TREATMENT CENTRE (MENTAL HEALTH) 

Closing date: 13 October 2019

Children’s Health Queensland is working with young people, families, carers and Queensland Health staff across Queensland to name the new Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre (for young people with severe and complex mental health issues).

We’re seeking the help of eight young leaders (aged 13 – 24 years) across different consumer communities to help make sure our process is inclusive and reflects the amazing diversity of young people across Queensland.

It’s just a short commitment – three meetings across October and November – but it will make a big difference in guiding the process and finding a name the resonates as widely as possible.

WHO COULD HELP

  • Young people who are:
    • Aged 13-24
    • Represent one of more of the following characteristics:
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander;
      • Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
      • LBTQI+
      • Have accessibility or disability requirements; or
      • Have lived experience of mental health services
    • Available to attend three meetings in October-November (on the dates listed below).

PURPOSE OF THE INCLUSION ADVISORY GROUP

Provide guidance to the project team throughout the naming process, including:

  • Highlighting initial considerations or things for us to keep in mind
  • Providing advice about how to make the most of our engagement opportunities (and make sure they respect and reflect the diversity of consumers across Queensland)
  • Reviewing materials to make sure the language resonates across diverse group
  • Providing feedback (a ‘sense check’) on the initial short-list of names (including any unintended interpretations or meanings that may have significance across different communities)
  • Endorsing the final short-list of name options to be presented to the Minister for his consideration.

YOUR ROLE AS A MEMBER

  • Be available to attend three meetings in Brisbane:
    • 16 October 2019 (90 mins)
    • 1 November 2019 (60 mins)
    • 18 November 2019 (45 mins)
  • Contribute to constructive and collaborative discussions with the other members
  • Provide advice and guidance about how the activities, materials and different potential names are likely to resonate with the community groups you’re associated with.

‘FAST FACTS’ ABOUT THE NEW CENTRE

  • It’s a new purpose-built centre at Chermside (located on The Prince Charles Hospital campus).
  • It will provide a 12-bed residential service for young people across Queensland with severe and complex mental health issues, and a 10-place Day Program delivered in partnership with the Department of Education to provide an integrated educational and mental health treatment service.
  • The centre will provide a safe, supportive and structured environment for young people that focuses on improving their overall function and increasing their capacity and confidence to successfully transition back to their community.

HOW WILL WE DECIDE ON THE NAME

A statewide consultation process is being undertaken with a broad range of people, including families and young people, to help identify an appropriate and meaningful name for the centre. The aim is to identify a name that represents what the centre is intended to achieve in terms of health outcomes for young people – one of hope, dignity and recovery. Once a short-list has been developed, these will be provided to the Minister for a final decision.

REMUNERATION AND SUPPORT

Remuneration will be $187 per meeting in line with Health Consumers Queensland’s remuneration position statement.

Public transport, parking fees and private motor vehicle use will be reimbursed. Private motor vehicle use will be reimbursed at a rate of 37.5cents per km for automobiles and 15cents per km for motorcycles.

For consumers based outside of Brisbane in regional, rural or remote locations, videoconferencing facilities will be arranged.

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete this application form and return to consumer@hcq.org.au by Monday 14 October.

For assistance, or if you are unable to complete the form by the due date, please contact Leonie Sanderson at Health Consumers Queensland via Leonie.sanderson@hcq.org.au or by phone on 0437 637 033.