April – May 2017 Update
April – May 2017
Youth Mental Health Forums are happening across Queensland and registrations are now open. For more information and to register, please go to the Queensland Health website
At the forums you can:
- Be updated on the implementation of the Government response to the six recommendations made by the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry report.
- Contribute to the conversation about the model of service for the new statewide Adolescent Extended Treatment Facility and the continuum of services being developed for adolescents and young people with severe and complex mental health issues across Queensland.
- Learn about the role consumers and carers and the Department of Education and Training are playing in implementing the Government response.
Leonie Sanderson, our HCQ Engagement Advisor, is attending each forum and consumer and carer representatives who have been involved with the Barrett project so far will also be in attendance. We encourage you to attend and come up and say hello to us! Consumers and carers are vital to this process and their view is essential in the development of these new services.
Queensland Adolescent and Young People Mental Health Services Mapping Survey
In relation to Recommendation 5 the Government has commissioned an independent review of the transition and alignment between adolescent/youth and adult mental health services in Queensland as outlined in the Government response. This review is being conducted by Health Outcomes International (HOI) and the Synergy Nursing and Midwifery Research Institute.
We are seeking your involvement in the survey process which will be open until Friday 26 May 2017.