Evaluation of the Bringing them home and Indigenous mental health programs
11.3.4 Extending the geographical reach of the programs
A range of possibilities could be explored for extending this coverage. For the Link-Up and BTH workers this might include:
- Requiring a certain amount of outreach work to be conducted by each service, particularly to first generation members and areas/ settings with high proportions of first generation members.
- Exploring innovative models to provide services in a cost-efficient manner to locations outside of those where services are located – for instance, brokerage models to allow services to be purchased for individuals from local providers. For instance, BTH services could be delivered by other mental health professionals who have undergone appropriate training by SEWB RCs.