Journal article

The services provided to young people by headspace centres in Australia

Debra J Rickwood, Nic R Telford, Kelly R Mazzer, Alexandra G Parker, Chris J Tanti, Patrick D McGorry

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe the services provided to young people aged 12-25 years who attend headspace centres across Australia, and how these services are being delivered. DESIGN: A census of headspace clients commencing an episode of care between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014. PARTICIPANTS: All young people first attending one of the 55 fully established headspace centres during the data collection period (33,038 young people). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Main reason for presentation, wait time, service type, service provider type, funding stream. RESULTS: Most young people presented for mental health problems and situational problems (such as bullying or relationship problems); most of those who..

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