Towards An Evidence-Based And Equitable Mental Health System For Children In Australia

Grant number: 1129957 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Mental health problems in Australian children are common and associated with adverse short and long term outcomes. Treatments including medication and psychological interventions can improve these outcomes but only 50% of Australian children with mental health problems receive them. We will quantify child, family, clinician and health care system factors associated with treatment use and provide a roadmap for clinicians and policy makers to improve access for Australian children.