Gippsland Primary Health Network will deliver a new Youth Enhanced Program in 2024 after co-designing the model with local communities, health services and community care organisations.
The services will increase access to enhanced primary mental health services for Gippsland youth aged 12-25 who live with or are at risk of severe and complex mental health issues.
Through its Policy Strengthening Mental Health in Australia, the Australian Government outlined a package of commitments targeting youth mental health with a particular emphasis on severe mental illness. It engaged Orygen, an organisation focused on youth mental health, who developed a model known as Youth Enhanced Services (YES).
Gippsland PHN will hold three workshops to help adapt the Orygen model for Gippsland. They are:
- For health professionals – Tuesday 5 September 2023, 12.30-1.30pm, register here
- For health professionals – Tuesday 5 September 2023, 5.30-6.30pm, register here
- For community – Thursday 7 September 2023 11.30am-12.30pm, register here
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