Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) has announced that EACH has been awarded the contract to deliver Youth Enhanced Services across the east and north-east of Melbourne.
Youth Enhanced Services provide essential mental health support and treatment to young people aged 12 – 25 years and their families/carers.
It is a critical service for people who, at the time of referral, do not meet the criteria for tertiary mental health care, but need more tailored care than what is available from primary health services, and who are at risk of deteriorating mental health that may require tertiary services in the future.
As a major provider of a range of mental health services, including several headspace centres, EACH understands the prevalence of mental illness in the community and is delighted to have the opportunity to provide this vital service.
“We’re pleased to be delivering this essential service which bridges a service gap for young people who are experiencing severe mental illness. We know that most severe mental health problems emerge before the age of 25, so early intervention is key to keeping young people out of hospital and addressing potentially lifelong mental ill-health,” said Natalie Sullivan, EACH CEO.
“We are delighted to be working with EACH to deliver this important service to the most at-risk young people in our catchment. This service offers crucial support to those most in need and complements supports that are already available to young people,” Janine Wilson, EMPHN CEO.
EACH will transition the service from the existing providers from Monday, 4th September and begin service delivery from Monday, 2nd October 2023.
At EACH, we support you to live well. We offer a range of community-based mental health programs that provide recovery-oriented options that create hope, new skills and opportunities for people living with or at risk of developing mental illness. We also support families and carers.
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