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DHSChild and Youth Mental Health Service Redesign Demonstration Projects

Submissions for the Demonstration Projects will only be considered from applicants who constitute a core consortium comprising at least:

a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS),

an Adult Area Mental Health Service (AMHS),

an entity related to the primary health sector (for example, a Primary Care Partnership, or a group representative of GPs); and

a regional Psychiatric Disability Rehabilitation and Support Service (PDRSS).

In addition to specialist clinical and PDRS services, primary health representation is seen as critical, given that these services are an important gateway to, and partner for, mental health services. This is seen as a minimum number of partners to facilitate early action planning. Submissions from more broadly based consortia will be welcome.

It is expected that a range of other service types and stakeholders will be partners to the consortia in the demonstration project areas and actively involved in the reforms.

These will include:

consumers and carer representatives or organisations,

drug and alcohol services,

acute health services (including maternity services, emergency departments),

early years services and networks (maternal and child health, early childhood intervention services, kindergartens),

paediatricians,

private practitioners (psychologists, allied health and MBS providers),

CHILD FIRST — child and family support service,

Take Two

Disability services

Child Protection and out of home care agencies

schools and post compulsory/ tertiary education services,

vocational services,

headspace,

local government (child, family and youth services),

police,

Youth Justice and correctional services,

other primary health providers,

Indigenous services; and

services for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.

It is expected that these partners will be represented on the Regional Advisory Group or that mechanisms will be put in place by consortia to ensure their involvement.

2.8 Project outputs

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