Authors: Centacare, Adelaide
Event: 2013 TheMHS Awards
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: SA
Award level: Silver
Award category: Support Program or Service (Including Psychosocial, Rehabilitation, Accommodation and Employment)
Abstract: Navigate is a free early intervention service that provides outreach support to families of a young person between 12 to 24 years of age with an emerging mental health issue. The aim is to assist the family to successfully navigate available mental health services and to improve family functioning by building on confidence and resilience in managing mental health issues within the family. Support is characterised by flexible, outreach and family centered practice. Family Intervention includes home visiting, assessment with or without young person, family case management for up to 12 months and educative and preventative focused interventions. Mentoring focuses on psychosocial support to assist in engaging young people with the community and develop positive relationships outside the family unit. Parent Skills Training offers skills based seminars and workshops on topics related to mental health, teenage development and caring for a young person with a mental health problem. Description of Facility/Organisation: Navigate is funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) through its Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS) program. The program is based at the Seaton site and services the metropolitan area of Adelaide. Navigate is staffed by 3.6FTE Family Intervention Workers and a 1.0FTE Community Education Facilitator. For the 6 month reporting period July 2012 – December 2012 Navigate worked with: Family Intervention ?71 families, through which 202 individuals were support.; Community Education/Engagement, Mental Health Promotion ?630 community members through the Navigating Teenage Depression and HeadStrong seminars
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