Authors: Lisa Brophy, John Farhall
Event: 2018 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Are Prevention and Recovery Care Services (PARCS) delivering the intended services, and who is using them?
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Community residential facilities are an important component of comprehensive mental health services in many countries world-wide, including within Australia, especially for people living with complex mental health problems. PARCS (Prevention and Recovery Care Services) are sub-acute residential services provided across Victoria and more recently in other states, operating in a partnership model that integrates clinical mental health care with intensive recovery-focused psychosocial support, however the role and outcomes of the service model are not well established. The Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) project is an NHMRC - funded evaluation of the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of adult PARC services in Victoria. The project is a partnership between four universities (Melbourne, Monash, Deakin, LaTrobe University), Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS), clinical mental health service providers and the Victorian Government. This symposium will report on preliminary results to date through two papers and stimulate discussion via a panel session.