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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2197..


(4) Early intervention programs funded in the above list of initiatives in 2003-2003 are

Child and Adolescent service enhancement

Mental Illness Education Act program for school visits for mental health awareness training

A Dual diagnosis worker was funded in the Alcohol and Drug program, and works across mental health and alcohol and other drug sector. In addition, Mental Health ACT funded a dual diagnosis position internally in 2002-2003 using funding from the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team. The position received its own funding of $80,000 in the 2003-2004 Budget

(5) All of the 2002-2003 Budget initiatives funded direct clinical services, and therefore required the employment of staff to deliver the service. All initiatives include a component for on costs. It is not possible to state the number of staff employed by non-government organisations to provide their services, as they are not required to specify their staffing levels in their Output Reports under their contracts.


Additional staff were funded in Mental Health ACT as follows:

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Enhancement - $466,000

- 4 clinical staff,

- 1 intake staff,

- 0.5 MindMatters,

- 0.5 Children of Parents with a mental illness

Total 6 full time equivalent staff

CALCAM Adolescent Mental Health Day Program - $500,000

- 5 clinical staff,

- 0.5 teacher,

- 0.4 admin

Total 5.9 full time equivalent staff

Psycho-geriatric Care - $300,000

- 2 staff, including a psycho geriatric medical specialist with part time clerical assistance

Older Persons Mental Health Service - $330,000

- 3 Full time equivalent non-medical clinical staff,

Total to date 3 full time equivalent staff

Note - OPMHS is about to recruit a part time Community Medical

Officer (GP) 0.4FTE.

Mental Illness Education ACT - $85,000 ACT Non government organisation

Calvary Mental Health Growth inpatient throughput - $326,000.

This is a combination of increased staffing and other costs associated with inpatient care. It is not possible to specify the number of additional staff employed.

Community service orders

(Question No 671)

Mr Stefaniak

asked the Attorney General, upon notice, on 7 May 2003:

In relation to Community Service Orders (CSO) and your reply to Question on Notice no. 504:


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