Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

Scoping work for a State-Wide Tertiary Intellectual Disability Mental Health Service

Project Main Description

3DN has recently received funding to initiate a scoping study for a State-Wide Tertiary Intellectual Disability Mental Health Service in New South Wales.

This project aims to determine and reach consensus on the key priorities and resource requirements of a state-wide tertiary intellectual disability mental health service.

Our specific objectives are to:

  1. Consult with NSW Health Mental Health services to determine and quantify the need for a tertiary intellectual disability mental health service
  2. Identify and reach consensus on the key clinical priorities of a tertiary intellectual disability mental health service.
  3. Determine how this service can best enhance the capacity of the mainstream mental health workforce to meet the needs of people with an intellectual disability and co-occurring mental ill health.
  4. Determine how this service can meet the needs and provide a timely and quality service to people with an intellectual disability with complex needs.
  5. Identify the resources required to run a specialist intellectual disability mental health tertiary service.

 

This project is phase one of a larger project which aims to pilot and evaluated to effectiveness of such a tertiary service in NSW.

 

Survey Participant Information Statement

Participant information sheet and consent form for consensus survey. 

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