Authors: Brooke Seebohm, Christopher Ward
Event: 2018 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Youth Hospital in the Home: An Innovative New Model of Care
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Youth Hospital in The Home (Y-HiTH) is a North Metropolitan Health Service – Mental Health, Youth Services initiative. Y-HiTH provides an equally effective alternative to inpatient hospital care for young people aged 16-24yrs who require support for a mental health illness. Y-HiTH is a voluntary service to young people residing in the North Metropolitan catchment area, in Western Australia. Y-HiTH has a capacity of 8 virtual beds. The virtual hospital admission allows clinicians to work with young people, their families and carers in their homes on a daily basis for up to 14 days. The first 12 month evaluation report from March 2017- March 2018 shows encouraging outcomes.
HOW TO REFERENCE THIS PAPER
Seebohm, B, Ward, C, "Youth Hospital in the Home: An Innovative New Model of Care" (2018), Hear the Whisper, Not the Roar Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Adelaide Conference Proceedings 2018, TheMHS Conference, Adelaide, Australia