18 Sep beyondblue Community Access Pilot Program (2013)
HealthConsult was engaged by beyondblue to advise on the design of the beyondblue Community Access Program Pilot (bbCAP), later renamed NewAccess. The work involved developing the detailed program design for the NewAccess Pilot, which not only provided an effective service for people experiencing depression and anxiety, but also generated statistically significant data to inform the development of a compelling business case for wider roll-out of NewAccess at the end of the Pilot. The Pilot program design advice was formulated following comprehensive review of the documentation related to the equivalent UK program and the prior work on the development of bbCAP in Australia. There were also consultations with selected key stakeholders, including beyondblue staff, and representatives of Movember (the co-funder) and the Medicare Locals (potential pilot sites). The project commenced in April 2013 and was completed in May 2013.