CMH Seminar – 6-Aug-2015 – Panel Presentation: Headspace – Implementing and evaluating early intervention in youth mental health

12.30-1.30pm, Thurs 6th August 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Nic Telford Manager, Evaluation; Dr Kelly Mazzer Research Officer; Vanessa Kennedy Evaluation Officer; Dr Angela Nicholas Senior Evaluation Officer; Amanda Reeves Evaluation Officer

headspace The National Youth Mental Health Foundation is now the largest provider of youth mental health care across Australia. First initiated in 2006 as the Australian Government’s response to a high level of need, but a low level of access, to mental health services among adolescents and young adults aged 12 to 25 years, headspace now has 76 centres across Australia. headspace centres are designed as highly accessible, youth-friendly, integrated service hubs and networks providing evidence-based interventions for mental health, alcohol and other drugs, general health, as well as vocational support.

This panel presentation will provide an overview of the following service components and some of the outcomes of their respective evaluations:
• headspace primary care platform, including who attends headspace and why;
• eheadspace, a confidential, free and secure space where young people and their families can chat online, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional; and
• headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) which provides intensive support for young people experiencing, or at risk of developing, psychosis, and their families and close friends.

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