Engaging Assertively and Building Links to Empower (ENABLE)
ENABLE supports young people aged 12-18 years who have moderate to severe mental illness and who are at risk of hospital admission or emergency department (ED) presentation.
We offer assertive outreach intervention, risk management, and short term (up to 8 weeks) therapeutic intervention in the community.
ED Navigators are an essential part of the ENABLE Team. They see young people who present with mental illness to the EDs in Westmead, Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals. Navigators complete a comprehensive mental health assessment, discuss the assessment with the child psychiatrist, and then develop a plan which can be either based around a hospital admission or discharge back into the community.
ED Navigators also provide follow up intervention post presentation to emergency departments and link the young person back to their GP.