The Victorian Government has invested $141 million to deliver five new and refurbish the three existing youth prevention and recovery care (YPARC) facilities across the state.
YPARC facilities provide residential short and medium-term treatment and support for young people aged between 16-25, who are living with, or diagnosed with, mental ill health.
The new facilities are being co-designed to create a welcoming, safe and therapeutic environment with private bedrooms complete with ensuite bathrooms. Communal kitchens, dining and living areas, activity areas and outdoor garden areas will provide space for leisure, recreational activities, therapeutic and skill development activities and family visits.
Young people with lived experience of mental ill health, their families, carers and mental health professionals are all engaged in the co-design of these new facilities.
This project is part of the urgent response to recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.
Learn more about the Youth prevention and recovery care centre expansion program via our dedicated program page.