As part of the continuum of care for young people with mental health issues in Queensland, Day Programs (Adolescent Day Treatment/ADT services) are being put in place in Logan and on the Gold Coast as well as at the Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre (AETC) at Chermside.
Day Programs provide an alternative to hospital care for young people with severe and complex mental health issues while also supporting their families and/or carers. The Department of Education collaborates with Queensland Health to provide an integrated education and mental health treatment service. This allows young people to:
- remain living at home and engaged in their local community
- attend the program for up to 5 days a week
- be supported to re-integrate back to education and treatment in their local communities.
The Gold Coast Day Treatment Service (overseen by the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service) is scheduled to begin admitting young people for Term 2 of 2020 and the Logan ADT (overseen by the Brisbane/Metro South HHS) should be completed by the end of 2020.