Journal article

Clinician's perspectives of the relocation of a regional child and adolescent mental health service from co-located to stand alone premises

23 Sep 2008

Australia’s National Mental Health Strategy’s statement of rights and responsibilities states that children and adolescents admitted to a mental health facility or community program have the right to be separated from adult patients and provided with programs suited to their developmental needs. However, in rural Australia, where a lack of healthcare services, financial constraints, greater service delivery areas and fewer mental healthcare specialists represent the norm, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are sometimes co-located with adult mental health services. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of a recent relocation of a regional CAMHS in Victoria from co-located to stand alone premises.

This paper is by Kristy Francis, Candice Boyd, Jessica Sewell and Sarah Nurse

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