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DHSChild and Youth Mental Health Service Redesign Demonstration Projects

Part B:Specifications and evaluation

Project and service specifications

All consortia must address the following points in their submission:

Specification 1: The consortium

The successful consortium must have a background relevant to, and experience in, the proposed activities and be able to demonstrate the provision of quality services as well as high quality cross sector project management and service reform.

Composition of consortium

This is not a public tender process. Only consortia comprising clinical public mental health services in Victoria as core partners are eligible to lodge a submission for a demonstration project. The consortium must comprise at least:


a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)


an Adult Area Mental Health Service  (AMHS)


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


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

Relevant experience

The submission must describe the consortium’s experience in the provision of projects of similar complexity, change management and high quality services to children, young people and families. Where appropriate, suitable references may be provided.


The submission must show evidence of a suitable governance structure to be able to plan and deliver the proposed reforms to the 0-25 year old age group.

Specification 2: Project deliverables

The information requirements of consortia submitting a proposal are provided in this submission template Part 2 (page 29).

In the first instance, and at a minimum, information about the first round of reform activities will be required.  That is :

An expanded assessment of pre-school and primary school children who display early signs of social, emotional and behavioural problems; and

Improved engagement of adolescents and young adults 12-25 years with a broader range of moderate to severe mental health problems, including co-occurring drug and alcohol problems.

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