Journal article

Key features of an innovative sub-acute residential service for young people experiencing mental ill health

Rachael Green, Penelope Fay Mitchell, Kira Lee, Ella Svensson, Jia-Wern Toh, Carolyn Barentsen, Michala Copeland, J Richard Newton, Kari Christine Hawke, Lisa Brophy

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Numerous studies across international settings have highlighted a need to improve the appropriateness and continuity of services for young people experiencing mental ill health. This paper examines key features of a sub-acute youth mental health residential service model, Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (Y-PARC) service. Y-PARC provides up to 4 weeks care to 16 to 25 year-olds at risk of hospitalisation and to those transitioning out of hospital inpatient units. The research was conducted at one of three Y-PARCs located in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: This paper presents findings from analysis of two data sources collected during evaluation of a Y-PARC service in 2015-17. Rou..

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The project was led by The University of Melbourne and funded by Mind Australia Ltd. (a non-government, not for profit provider of mental health services) with in-kind support provided by Peninsula Health and Mentis Assist.Staff from Mind Australia Ltd. (funder), Peninsula Health Mentis Assist, and The University of Melbourne were involved in the project Governance Group and all stages of the research project including design of the study, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript.