ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Headspace NewAccess Program Evaluation (2017-2018)

Funding

Murrumbidgee Primary Health District, $75,000

Investigators/Researchers

Associate Professor Oliver Burmeister, Dr Rachael Fox, Dr Brona Nic Giolla Easpaig, Associate Professor Russell Roberts

Research Theme

Rural and regional communities

Description

The project will examine the NewAccess adapted program, from the perspective of young people aged 12-17, their carers and relevant service providers.

The evaluation will assess the present offering of the program, in relation to the requested feasibility, acceptability, effectiveness, efficiency and safety, and proposes to scrutinise potential for the program to be scaled up to all headspace centres. Its aim is a comprehensive understanding of the program from multiple stakeholder perspectives with a focus on the specific age-group of the clients, headspace policy and practice frameworks and logistical implications of scaling up the program within existing headspace service delivery context. The project is focussed in Griffith and Wagga Wagga, as well as the surrounding rural and remote areas serviced by the Headspace centres in those regional locations.

Outcomes

The expected outcome of this evaluation is a comprehensive understanding of the program from multiple stakeholder perspectives identifying what has worked well, and what requires further improvement.

Contact

Associate Professor Oliver Burmeister Email

Bathurst Campus

December 2017