Edith Cowan University Award for prevention, promotion and/or early intervention service or program
The burden of illness and cost of mental health problems can be reduced by intervening when problems first appear. Investing in services that are available early in life, or early in the course of mental illness, will significantly reduce the impact on individuals and on our society.
This category recognises excellence and innovation in the delivery of early intervention strategies and programs, which enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of people with a mental illness.
Please give a short answer, no more than 300 words per question, to each of these questions:
- Briefly describe how the program or initiative demonstrates prevention, promotion and/or early intervention strategies that aim to reduce the onset of mental illness and successfully address risk factors.
- Briefly describe how the program or initiative engages and consults with key stakeholders.
- Briefly describe what positive effects or changes can be seen as a direct result of this program or initiative.
- Outline the evidence base and evaluation or verification of the effectiveness of the service.