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Title: Nine Key Principles to Guide Youth Mental Health: Development of Service Models in New South Wales
Authors: Howe, Deborah ;Batchelor, Samantha ;Coates, Dominiek ;Cashman, Emma 
Issue Date: May-2014
Source: Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 190-197
Journal title: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
Abstract: Aims Historically, the Australian health system has failed to meet the needs of young people with mental health problems and mental illness. In 2006, New South Wales ( NSW) Health allocated considerable funds to the reform agenda of mental health services in NSW to address this inadequacy. Children and Young People's Mental Health ( CYPMH), a service that provides mental health care for young people aged 12-24 years, with moderate to severe mental health problems, was chosen to establish a prototype Youth Mental Health ( YMH) Service Model for NSW. This paper describes nine key principles developed by CYPMH to guide the development of YMH Service Models in NSW. Methods A literature review, numerous stakeholder consultations and consideration of clinical best practice were utilized to inform the development of the key principles. Results Subsequent to their development, the nine key principles were formally endorsed by the Mental Health Program Council to ensure consistency and monitor the progress of YMH services across NSW. As a result, between 2008 and 2012 YMH Services across NSW regularly reported on their activities against each of the nine key principles demonstrating how each principle was addressed within their service. Conclusions The nine key principles provide mental health services a framework for how to reorient services to accommodate YMH and provide a high-quality model of care.
URI: https://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/cclhdjspui/handle/1/181
DOI: 10.1111/eip.12096
Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 24251956
ISSN: 1751-7885
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Youth
Mental Health
Education
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