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DHSChild and Youth Mental Health Service Redesign Demonstration Projects

Timelines for project commencement




Submission brief distributed.

Describe the project aims and objectives, service reform principles and outcomes, and the service requirements.

August 2008.

Briefing session.

Provide detailed information and respond to consortium members and other parties interested in submission.

September 2008.

Submission closing date.

Two month timeline for submission preparation.

17 October 2008.

Selection process for demonstration projects and evaluation provider complete.

Whole-of-Government panel will have reviewed submissions and agreed the two sites for the demonstration projects. Stage 1 funding flows. Sites to receive one-off project development funding selected and funding flows.

November 2008.

Evaluation contractor appointed.

Evaluation design in place early to assist consortia with outcome and performance monitoring.

November 2008

First meeting of the Statewide Advisory Group.

This group will oversight the development of the projects and will provide advice on evaluation and workforce developments.

November 2008.

Regional Partnership Group established in the two project areas.

Promote opportunity for a broader range of service engagement in a Whole-of-Government reform agenda.

December 2008.

Stage 1 Project development – Work plan development

Appointment of project co-ordinators. Development of work plan. Early needs analysis and mapping work commences.

End December 2008.

First draft Reform Action Plan framework developed

Ensure that the consortium’s Reform Action Plan is consistent with Mental Health Reform Strategy directions and supported by local services. Funding levels agreed in principle. Plan reviewed by Statewide Advisory Group.

End first quarter 2009.

Reform Action Plan finalised and implementation commences.

Plan signed-off by consortia and DHS Regional Director on behalf of Regional Partnership Group and submitted to Mental Health and Drugs Division for endorsement. Second stage funding for the project flows.

Second quarter 2009.

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