Intensive outreach in youth mental health: Description of a service model for young people who are difficult-to-engage and 'high-risk'
Carsten Schley, Alessandra Radovini, Steve Halperin, Karen Fletcher
CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES REVIEW | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2011
Intensive Mobile Youth Outreach Services (IMYOS) were developed to provide specialist mental healthcare to the most 'at risk' and hardest to engage young people living in the state of Victoria, Australia. The purpose of this paper is to provide a description of the Orygen Youth Health (OYH) IMYOS, specialising in the treatment of 15 to 24. year-olds living in the northern and north-western region of metropolitan Melbourne, who have severe mental health problems and histories of poor engagement with mainstream mental health services. An outline of the historic context and service development of the OYH IMYOS is followed by a detailed description of the fundamental principles for service deliv..View full abstract