Youth Enhanced Services

Youth Enhanced Services

We are contracted by the Australian Government to support the commissioning and implementation of primary care mental health services for young people with severe and complex needs. In this role, we work closely with Primary Health Networks and their commissioned service providers to facilitate the design, delivery and evaluation of evidence-based, youth-friendly models of care.

Case studies

There is no single model for Youth Enhanced Services, and commissioned services vary considerably to meet their local needs. The following videos and infographics describe a number of different service models to demonstrate the wide range of approaches that have been taken.

 

Youth Engagement Team, Cornerstone Youth Services

The Youth Engagement Team at Cornerstone Youth Services supports young people aged 12-25 years across the north and northwest regions of Tasmania who are experiencing, or are at risk of, severe and complex mental health issues and who are disengaged from services such as healthcare, education and employment. The program operates out of Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.

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Youth Enhanced Support Service (YESS), Northern Sydney

The Youth Enhanced Support Service (YESS) Northern Sydney is the first of Parramatta Mission’s three YESS teams across Sydney. The service delivers holistic care to young people with complex mental health issues, and to their families. Through a psychiatry-led interdisciplinary team approach, YESS provides enhanced support to young people who require more than what GPs, private clinicians, headspace, school and university counsellors can provide.

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Enhanced Care Program, headspace Darwin

The Enhanced Care Program, based at headspace Darwin, provides support to young people with emerging complex mental health difficulties. Often, these young people may have trouble engaging with support services due to multiple issues impacting on their lives, which serve as barriers to obtaining mental health treatment. The Enhanced Care Program aims to address these obstacles by providing support with a flexible, assertive outreach, therapeutic case-management approach.

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Youth Enhanced Resources

We've developed a number of resources to support the delivery Youth Enhanced Services.

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