Would you like to help design a new pathway in accessing youth mental health services

Southeastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) would like to invite GPs working in the Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick, and Bayside LGAs, to participate in a confidential 30–60-minute interview for the Youth Integration Project.

This project is being led by Professor Jackie Curtis, psychiatrist and Clinical Head of Youth Mental Health at SESLHD.

SESLHD team is investigating the many journeys a young person can have when they seek help for mental health issues, resulting in a comprehensive picture of the “pain points” when seeking help. The aim is to identify the specific structural and systemic barriers and enablers to youth mental health service integration from the views of the consumers, their parents, frontline service providers, and service leaders in the southeast Sydney area.

To achieve this aim, the team is interviewing mental health clinicians, general practitioners, school counsellors, managers, and executive leaders experience of integration and working within the youth mental health care system in the southeast Sydney area.

As such, SESLHD would like to invite you to participate in an interview to discuss your experience of youth mental health service integration. The interview can be conducted either in person or via online video call and may last between 30 to 60 minutes.

Interviewers will maintain the anonymity of all participants and no identifying information, such as practice or geographic location, will be associated with participants interview excerpts.

If you would like to participate in this study, you can sign the consent form online and the team will contact you to schedule the interview.

Here is the link to the consent form

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact either: · Professor Jackie Curtis on 0293668610 or Jackie.curtis@health.nsw.gov.au OR

Dr Michael Hodgins, Senior Research Associate at the School of Clinical Medicine at UNSW on michael.hodgins1@unsw.edu.au