In partnership with Orygen National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Neami is undertaking an exciting research project to identify what's important to young people and other key stakeholders who have a direct interest in the operation of the Youth Residential Services.
The project aims to reflect on the views and experiences of young people, carers/significant others and staff to enrich and further align service delivery to identified needs. As a participatory action research study, it allows for findings to be promptly integrated back into service delivery for the direct benefit of the young people participating in the programs.
In line with current mental health policy to enhance consumer participation in all areas of service delivery and design, the consumer and carer voice is central to the study. The approach is underpinned by principles of co-design and uniquely, will be overseen by a Research Steering Group comprised of three young people, two staff and two researchers.
It is anticipated that the findings will add to sector knowledge around best practice in youth residential recovery service provision at the level of practice, research and policy.