Improving The Capacity Of Peers To Provide Guidance And Support For Adolescents With Mental Health Problems

Grant number: 1120604 | Funding period: 2017 - 2022



Adolescents frequently look to peers for support when experiencing mental health problems. However, peers may lack the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate guidance and support. This project evaluates a new school-based training program for adolescents called 'teen Mental Health First Aid'. Preliminary evidence shows that this training is effective, but a more rigorous evaluation is needed. If effective, this program can be disseminated nationally and internationally by MHFA Australia.