Queensland Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre
Jacaranda Place is an extended treatment centre for young people who have severe and complex mental health issues.
It includes the Jacaranda Place Adolescent Unit, a 12-bed sub-acute inpatient service, and the 10-place Jacaranda Place Day Program delivered in partnership with the Department of Education to provide an integrated educational and mental health treatment service. Located at Chermside, Brisbane, the service provides intensive treatment in a safe, supportive, and structured environment for young people, focused on improving their overall functioning, and increasing their capacity and confidence to successfully make the transition back to their community. Find out more about the centre.
Who can access these services?
Jacaranda Place Adolescent Unit
Referrals are accepted for young people aged 13 to 18 (with consideration of up to 21 years in exceptional circumstances) who are currently accessing help from a public child and youth mental health service in Queensland or a private psychiatrist. The young person will also:
- be experiencing serious and complex mental health needs
- have not responded to their current mental health care, education and social supports, or less restrictive treatment options.
- Be willing to consider engaging with a recovery model of care.
- Benefit (in the judgement of a referral) from subacute extended inpatient treatment for up to six months depending on clinical need.
Jacaranda Place Day Program
Referrals are accepted for young people aged 13 -18 years who are currently accessing help from Children’s Health Queensland’s child and youth mental health services in the Brisbane area or a private psychiatrist. The young person will also be:
- Eligible for school enrolment
- Able to get to Chermside, Brisbane daily
- Experiencing severe and chronic mental illness, often impacting on functioning
- Already engaged in community health interventions and assessments
- In need of more intensive mental health wrap around intervention
A formal referral is required to access the Jacaranda Place Adolescent Unit and the Jacaranda Place Day Program. Referrals are accepted from:
- Queensland Child and Youth Mental Health Services
- Private psychiatrists
Referral process differs slightly between the Adolescent Unit and the Day Program.
In general, the Child and Youth Mental Health Services team or psychiatrist mental health team providing care for the young person will make a referral to Jacaranda Place. The Jacaranda Place team will then liaise with the young person’s care team and contact the family to discuss any further information that might be required.
Jacaranda Place Adolescent Unit Treatment Framework
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Dr Arun Pillai
Assistant Director of Nursing
Principal (Department of Education Day Program)