Jacaranda Place – Queensland Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre is located on the campus of The Prince Charles Hospital in Chermside, Brisbane, for adolescents across Queensland with severe and complex mental health issues. The service provides inpatient treatment and rehabilitation for an extended period that fully integrates mental health and educational/vocational training. The centre has 12 residential places/beds (with a statewide catchment) and 10 day treatment places (local community catchment).
“Partnering with consumers and carers in the development of youth mental health services“
Engagement of people with a lived experience including consumers, carers, families and significant others, is important for policy development, and planning and service delivery.
The Department of Health partnered with Health Consumers Queensland in the development of a video highlighting the unprecedented engagement with consumers and carers in the co-design and delivery of the youth mental health program of work and invite you to view the video here
This significant co-design contribution has been across service elements including Jacaranda Place - the Queensland Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre, two new 6-bed Youth Step Up Step Down Units in Logan and Caboolture and refurbishment for two Adolescent Day Program spaces in Logan and the Gold Coast, to enhance and expand the range of mental health service options available to young people in with severe and complex mental health issues.
What's happening? +
Main entry to Jacaranda Place – the Queensland Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre
This project achieved Practical Completion in February 2020
Project progress +
View of the eastern courtyard from one of the staff work spaces
Internal courtyards nearing completion
Finishing trades progressing
View from Farnell Street
Internal courtyard area
Eastern external wall: View from bedroom window
AETC Aerial View
Back of house, view from Farnell Street
Roof podium level
Last pour to upper level floor slab (ground floor)
Suspended slab formwork
Ground slabs generally complete with concrete columns progressing in preparation for the forming of suspended concrete slab
Footings excavation and concrete with masonry perimeter walls commenced in preparation for ground slabs
Building platform progressing
Site establishment and clearing in preparation for bulk earthworks and building platform