‘A Beautiful Mind’ Fashion Show

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Headspace Woolloongabba and Think Education Group held their fashion show on Friday the 22nd of August at Queen St Mall in Brisbane, where t-shirt designs about mental health were modelled.

The following day, Think Education campus held their open day and auctioned off t-shirts to the public, raising a total of $1,100 for headspace Woolloongabba. Two members of the Headspace Youth Reference group spoke on the day to raise the profile of Headspace and promote positive mental health for young people.

Early intervention for youth with complex mental illness

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The Federal Minister for Mental Health, Mark Butler MP, today announced that headspace will begin delivering Early Psychosis Youth Services, also known as the ‘EPPIC’ model (advocated by 2010 Australian of the Year, Patrick McGorry).

The Federal Government is investing $247 million in the early intervention model to support young people with complex mental illnesses. The process will begin with four ‘hubs’ in western Sydney, south-east Melbourne, western Adelaide and north-east Perth and over the course of 3 years, 9 sites in total, across Australia (one located in each state and territory), will deliver these services.

The EPPIC model has been touted as the “world’s best practice model” and is comprised of:

– 24 hour home based care and assessment
– community education and awareness programs
– easy access to acute and sub-acute services
– continuing care case management
– mobile outreach
– medical and psychological interventions
– functional recovery, group, family and peer support programs
– workforce development
– youth participation

Click here to read Mark Butler’s full media release.