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Description and qualitative evaluation of Jigsaw, an integrated young persons' mental health program

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posted on 01.12.2009, 00:00 authored by Thomas Callaly, Seetal DoddSeetal Dodd, C Ackerly, P Hantz, Melissa O'SheaMelissa O'Shea, Michael BerkMichael Berk
Objective: The aim of this paper is to describe the establishment of an integrated young person’s mental health service and the findings of a qualitative evaluation conducted 2 years after its establishment.
Method: A qualitative evaluation of the service was undertaken using a semi-structured interview, a service satisfaction survey and partnership analysis tool.
Results: The major problems encountered in establishing the service were insufficient recognition of the cultural challenges in working together, difficulty in recruiting general practitioners, establishing a youth friendly environment and maintaining the quality of the relationship between partners.
Conclusion: Despite almost 3 years of preparation, many important aspects of change management were underestimated or inadequately attended to.

History

Journal

Australasian Psychiatry

Volume

17

Issue

6

Pagination

480 - 483

Publisher

Informa Healthcare

Location

London, England

ISSN

1039-8562

eISSN

1440-1665

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2009, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists