What is C2bMe@HoME?
The Continuing to be Me (C2bMe) @ home program in South Eastern NSW (SENSW) has been made possible through funding from South Eastern NSW PHN.
The C2bMe@home program is a comprehensive person-centred model of care that is designed to reinforce identity and purpose, increase connectedness, develop hope, reduce symptomology, and optimise functioning so that older person’s at home in the community can continue to live with dignity.
Working with older person’s in their home or residence within the SENSW region, the C2bMe@home program offers:
In-reach services that are on location at the older person’s home or residence.
Evidence-based, tailored psychological treatment for older persons living in the community who are suffering from, or at risk of, mental ill-health. C2bMe@home also offers focused psychosocial education for the older person, their family and or carers as well as community members.
Collaborative partnership with families, carers and other service providers to deliver holistic service.
How C2bMe@home can help older persons living in the community
- 10-20 face to face sessions.
- Delivered in the home or residence of the older person.
- Approximately 30 mins, to cater to the cognitive capacity of the older person.
- Use of focused psychological therapies CBT approach with focus on behavioural activation.
- Eclectic approach to ensure all residents (CALD/ATSI) continue to engage in treatment, e.g. mindfulness, strength based work.
- Use of an array of therepuetic modalities CBT, ACT, DBT, narrative therapy
- Therapy provided is cultural sensitive.
- Collaborative approach to treatment.
- In treatment planning, well being planning.
- Group based programs will also be offered via telehealth ad in local communities (where safe to do so). These groups will focus on social connectedness, promoting mental health, improving mental health literacy , and supporting positive ageing.
Specialist Advisory Group
A Specialist Advisory Committee has been established to ensure the C2bMe program is guided by industry experts and key stakeholders. This committee also advises C2bMe@Home.
The committee will provide ongoing advice and advocacy over the life of the C2bMe@Home project, identify opportunities to strengthen clinical governance and ensuring safe and quality mental healthcare that is responsive to changing or developing need.
The Specialist Advisory Group will meet regularly to provide consultation on the following aspects:
- Clinical Pathways
- Case review – complex presentations
- Operational Protocols (specifically related to shared care) review and monitoring
- Developmental evaluation
- Individual Treatment