Journal article

Introducing the youth residential rehabilitation service: An operational and experiential overview of a psychosocial residential support option for young people experiencing mental health challenges

Rebecca Spies, Priscilla Ennals, Rebecca Egan, Philippa Hemus, Regine Gonzales, Kathryn Droppert, Michael Tidhar, Sarah McMullan, Kate Lessing, Tom Wood, Rachael Bride, Sarah Bendall, Magenta Simmons



AIM: A range of residential supports is available for young people experiencing mental health challenges. One Australian example is the Youth Residential Rehabilitation Service, which provides up to 12 months of intensive psychosocial support in a residential setting to young people aged 16-25 experiencing serious mental health challenges. This paper aimed to add to the scant literature on these services, describing the experiences of young people and staff members across the duration of a stay. METHODS: This study drew on collaborative autoethnography to engage and centre the direct lived experience of young people who had lived, and staff who had worked, in a Youth Residential Rehabilitati..

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