Metro South Health has partnered with MIND Australia to establish Logan’s first Youth Step Up Step Down Service (Youth SUSD).
Who will use the Service?
This 6-bed community mental health service is for young people aged 16–21 years. The service will be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week by MIND Australia delivering non-clinical support services with clinical services provided by Metro South Health.
The service provides intensive, short term treatment and support for young people “stepping up” from the community to reduce the likelihood of hospital care and “stepping down” from hospital care to support the transition to home and community.
What is Step Up Step Down Care?
The step up step down service model is for young people requiring community bed-based mental health service.
Step up care is required when a young person requires more mental health support than can be provided at home or in their current residential setting. It is used to help prevent hospital admissions and maintain an environment which is similar to home, providing intensive psychosocial and clinical support to support the young person in their recovery and maintain their connection to family, carers and their usual community support providers.
Step down care is used to assist an early and seamless transition for young people when re-entering the community following an admission to hospital. The service provides an increased level of support in the transitional period when a young person may be vulnerable to further stress.
Who will be eligible?
Young people who:
are aged between 16 and 21 who have recently experienced, or who are at increased risk of experiencing, an acute episode of mental illness.
Admission to the Youth SUSD is for existing consumers of the service – either inpatient or community – and is arranged following case discussion with your treating team.
Who will run the service?
MIND Australia will provide 24 hour residential and non-clinical support services at the Youth SUSD in partnership with Metro South Health providing clinical services. MIND Australia is one of the country's leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers.