COMPASS: Connecting mental health paediatric specialists and community services – poster

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN), in partnership with The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Health Services Unit and Mental Health team, piloted an integrated system approach to strengthen paediatric mental health care and reduce to burden on specialist services and hospitals in the NWMPHN region.

The result was a project called COMPASS – “Connecting mental health paediatric specialists and community services.” The pilot ran between March and June in 2021, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assessments of its effects continue today, tracking long-term improvements in treatment and decreases in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and ED presentations.

View the poster below and visit this page to learn more about COMPASS.