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Endeavour House: Evaluation of a residential program for people with psychiatric and substance use disorders

Grant


Scheme


  • Grant

Abstract


  • This research project represents a working partnership between the Illawarra Institute for Mental Health at the University of Wollongong and the Salvation Army Recovery Programs.The Salvation Army Endeavour House program is a residential treatment program for people with complex mental health and substance misuse problems. This project will evaluate the effectiveness of the program to improve the mental health of service users and reduce the incidence of substance misuse by these service users. This project will also evaluate the treatment program structure and components with the aim of identifying the components that appear to facilitate the greatest treatment gains and those that are considered most helpful from the service users' perspective as well as the perspective of the clinicians in terms of advancing the clients' recovery processes. This will include examining which aspects of the program promote engagement in treatment as well as determining the optimal length of treatment required for individual clients and identify the optimal program component mix for people with dual disorders. The research project's findings will be used to inform the treatment program's future development.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Local Award Id


  • 9443

Scheme


  • Grant

Abstract


  • This research project represents a working partnership between the Illawarra Institute for Mental Health at the University of Wollongong and the Salvation Army Recovery Programs.The Salvation Army Endeavour House program is a residential treatment program for people with complex mental health and substance misuse problems. This project will evaluate the effectiveness of the program to improve the mental health of service users and reduce the incidence of substance misuse by these service users. This project will also evaluate the treatment program structure and components with the aim of identifying the components that appear to facilitate the greatest treatment gains and those that are considered most helpful from the service users' perspective as well as the perspective of the clinicians in terms of advancing the clients' recovery processes. This will include examining which aspects of the program promote engagement in treatment as well as determining the optimal length of treatment required for individual clients and identify the optimal program component mix for people with dual disorders. The research project's findings will be used to inform the treatment program's future development.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Local Award Id


  • 9443