MyCare is a community mental health program that provides assertive outreach and psychosocial support over 12-18 months for adults living in Tasmania with a serious mental illness. MyCare clients receive regular home visits from care coordinators following hospitalisation to help clients achieve their psychosocial goals. Preliminary evaluations of MyCare show that the program has a strong implementation strategy and can yield significant improvements in clients’ clinical and psychosocial functioning throughout program engagement.
A controlled trial of MyCare is currently underway to examine the effect of the program compared to standard care. Baptcare have also partnered with the team to co-design, development, implement, and evaluate a community mental health program for young people – termed MyCare Youth.