Youth Mental Health
The Youth Mental Health—Capital Program includes the delivery of:
- a new 12-bed Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre on the campus of The Prince Charles Hospital
- two new 6-bed Youth Step Up Step Down services in north and south Brisbane
- refurbishment for two new 15-place Adolescent Day Program spaces in Logan and Gold Coast.
Delivering capital projects: Design to construction
The capital program is led by the Department of Health and collaboratively managed with the Department of Education. Oversight is comprised of groups to progress the capital program which includes project partners, consumer and carer representatives, Hospital and Health Services, Health Consumers Queensland, industry, and additional interdepartmental representation.
Government will be investigating and selecting sites for the Step Up Step Down Units and Day Programs.
Consists of stakeholder interviews, workshops, user groups, infrastructure co-design consultation and peer reviews. Used to collaboratively consult centre design development; and to critique, validate and address requirements of the design process.
A co-design process is undertaken to assist with development of the design of facilities and the model of service including integrated educational services. This is to ensure consumers, carers and community members are engaged and actively participate throughout the lifespan of the capital program.
Engagement of the building contractor for the facilities will proceed via a tender process.
Government investigated and selected Logan and Caboolture as sites for the Step Up Step Down services. Sites for the Adolescent Day Programs include Gold Coast and Logan.
Construction for the statewide Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre began in late 2018 and for the Step Up Step Down Units and Day Programs in early 2019.
Services commence in 2020 subject to operational commissioning proceeding in late 2019.