As part of the $68.23 million State-wide Youth Mental Health Capital program, Metro South Health will secure a Youth Step Up Step Down service and an Adolescent Day Program in Logan, commencing services in 2020.
The Youth Step Up Step Down facility and the Adolescent Day Program will complement Metro South Health’s existing Child and Youth Mental Health Services which include inpatient and community services as well as a number of specialised programs including family therapy and parent-infant mental health programs.
The establishment of SUSD services is a priority action under the Queensland Government’s Connecting care to recovery 2016-2021.
Visit Queensland Health for more information on the Youth Mental Health Capital program.
The Youth Step Up Step Down service will be located in Logan for young people aged 16-21 years with severe and complex mental health issues. It is a 6-bed community service operating in a rehabilitative and residential environment for young people for a period up to 28 days.
The service will be staffed 24-hours a day, 7 days per week by a non-government organisation providing non-clinical support services. The youth SUSD service will also work collaboratively with the young person’s family, carers and significant others including school or an employer as appropriate.
It will provide intensive, short-term support for young people “stepping down” from acute care to support transition to their home and community and will prevent further deterioration of a young person’s mental state by “stepping up” from the community and reduce the likelihood of admission to acute care.
Learn more about Youth Step Up Step Down Service
Logan’s Adolescent Day Program will work closely with the Department of Education to provide an integrated education and mental health treatment service.
Young people aged 13-18 years will attend the program for up to five days per week and remain living at home and engaged in their local community.
With the right combination of clinical help and family and carer support young people will be supported to reintegrate back to community-based education and treatment.
Learn more about the Adolescent Day Program