The Wandjoo Gateway pilot will commence late January 2024 for young people accessing mental health services in the Peel region. As 34 per cent of referrals to acute public mental health services for young people in the Peel region come from medical practitioners, the Peel Mental Health Taskforce is seeking interest from local GPs to trial the approach.
The Wandjoo Gateway pilot seeks to provide support and advice for GPs, youth workers and other people referring and navigating young people (12-25 years) with mental health concerns.
It embodies a no wrong door approach, ensuring that if the young person is not appropriate for a particular service, they are held by that service and helped to navigate the system to find the right service for their needs, with a warm handover once accepted.
The pilot will run for six months and currently has six agencies confirmed to participate from different sectors. It’s just one of the initiatives driven by the Peel Mental Health Taskforce.