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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 9 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 2777..


Rainbow mental health consumer facility

(Question No 239)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 21 August 2002:

In relation to The Rainbow Mental Health Consumer Facility in Watson:

(1) When was Rainbow established.

(2) How is Rainbow funded.

(3) What are the functions of Rainbow.

(4) How many staff are employed by Rainbow (i) full time and (ii) part time.

(5) Provide a copy of the duty statement for each staff member.

(6) Provide a Resume of each staff member.

(7) On which service model is Rainbow based.

(8) What protocols are in place for assessing Rainbow staff and their training needs.

(9) How many consumers have attended Rainbow since its inception.

(10) Give a breakdown of how many (i) male and (ii) female consumers have

accessed Rainbow since its inception.

(11) How many consumers attend on a regular basis.

(12) Provide details of the education and training resources that are provided to its

consumers.

(13) Provide details of any social activity programs available by Rainbow to its

consumers.

(14) Provide details of protocols for psycho/social rehabilitation of its consumers.

(15) What mental health model is used to assess Rainbow's mental health consumers.

(16) Has (i) an independent or (ii) staff evaluation been carried out on the services

provided by Rainbow to its consumers.

(17) Are any of the staff trained in First Aid.

(18) Are any of the staff trained in the taking of non-medical case histories of its

consumers.

(19) Provide a copy of a model case history form.

(20) What protocols are in place for staff in the case of emergencies.

(21) What protocols are in place for the rehabilitation and employment of its

consumers.

(22) What plans are there to open other Rainbow facilities around the ACT.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's questions are:

In relation to The Rainbow Mental Health Consumer Facility in Watson:

1. When was Rainbow established?

The contract between The Mental Health Foundation and ACT Department of Health, Housing and Community Care began on 1 July 2001. The Foundation is the auspice body for the Rainbow. The Rainbow opened its doors on 14 November 2001.

2. How is Rainbow funded?

The Rainbow is a two-year pilot program funded through the Commonwealth National Mental Health Strategy funds, which are administered by the ACT Department of Health and Community Care.


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