We are delighted that two CCI projects have been selected as finalists in the Western Australian Health Excellence Awards.
Our Family Based Therapy (FBT) program is being recognised for improving out of hospital healthcare for young people with eating disorders. CCI has made changes to ensure that young people and their families can access FBT quickly. This has presented some challenges for our service, due to the high demand for this treatment and the small number of clinicians working in this program. The hard work involved in reducing wait times for families is paying off. Preliminary results from our program are showing that when families access FBT sooner, they are more likely to complete treatment, and achieve better outcomes sooner. We are honoured to be selected as a finalist for this award, and particularly congratulate our FBT clinicians.
For the last few years, CCI has been running support and skills building evenings for people with a loved one who has an eating disorder, and for people with a loved one who has bipolar disorder. These support and skills building evenings focus on providing people with information to help them better understand their loved one’s mental health problem, allowing carers to meet and hear from other people in similar situations, and equipping people with practical skills to help them in their caring roles. This program is being recognised as a finalist for the Mental Health Commissioner’s Award. We particularly congratulate all of our clinicians who have been involved, and our collaborators at Curtin University who assisted in the development and evaluation of this program.
The CCI team are excited to attend the WA Health Excellence Awards on 8th November, and are looking forward to hearing about the other projects that are being recognised.
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