Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (YPARC) is a 10-bed facility that provides 24-hour treatment and support for young people aged 16 to 25 years, living in the Loddon Mallee Southern Campaspe Region.
YPARC is coordinated by Mental Health Services in partnership with MIND Australia. The service is a 10 bed community based facility that functions as a short term “step up” (from the community) or “step down” (from hospital) residential stay to either, prevent further deterioration of mental state and/or to further assist with recovery. The service has a psycho-social program imbedded to promote recovery and rehabilitation.
YPARC provides treatment and support to young people who are experiencing mental health issues.
The service service is a short-term, recovery focused residential service for people who are either leaving acute mental health care, or who would benefit from 24-hour support to avoid a hospital admission.
Referrals can be made to either stream of care by contacting Mental Health Regional Triage Service 1300 363 788.(24 hours a day, 7 days per week).
Mental Health Regional Triage Service 1300 363 788.
It provides 24-hour access to mental health services across the region and is the single point of initial contact.
Referring persons are asked to provide the following information:
Any recent presentation/concerns and any new findings and recent medical investigations (Pathology, neurological testing/reports, Histology and Medical Imaging).
A list of current medications (if prescribed), relevant patient history, relevant family history, any other information pertinent and that may assist in decision making with patient, family/carer about their care and treatment.
YPARC is a 10-bed purpose built unit with a maximum stay of 28 days to work on stabilizing their mental state and working toward their recovery goals.
Clinical governance for YPARC is provided by the YMHT Consultant Psychiatrist. The program is staffed by Mental Health Services clinicians on day and evening shifts, 7 days a week in conjunction with 24/7 staffing by MIND Australia.
YPARC provides treatment and care for youth aged 16 to 25 years (Adolescents who are in the 16-18 age bracket residing in YPARC will generally be case managed by CAMHS). Youth need to Reside or work in the LCSM catchment area and be agreeable to admission to YPARC, with recovery goals. YPARC program caters for youth with moderate to severe mental illness and youth that are at risk of becoming seriously unwell to the point of requiring an admission to an acute in-patient unit. A person needs to be able to receive treatment and support safely and effectively within a community based residential service setting.