EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY TO TAKE ACTION ON PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION FOR MENTAL DISORDERS
Grant number: 1059785 | Funding period: 2014 - 2019
The vision of this application is to make Australia the world leader in research which empowers the community to take action for prevention and early intervention with mental disorders.
Related publications (77)
A tailored online intervention to improve parenting risk and protective factors for child anxiety and depression: Medium -term findings from a randomized controlled trial
Wan Hua Sim, Luwishennadige Madhawee N Fernando, Anthony F Jorm, Ronald M Rapee, Katherine A Lawrence, Andrew J Mackinnon, Marie BH Yap
BACKGROUND: Despite considerable evidence on parenting risk and protective factors for child anxiety and depressive disorders, the..
Parental Self-Efficacy for Reducing the Risk of Adolescent Depression and Anxiety: Scale Development and Validation
Claire C Nicolas, Anthony F Jorm, Mairead C Cardamone-Breen, Katherine A Lawrence, Marie BH Yap
Burgeoning research suggests that parents can reduce the risk of anxiety and depression in their adolescents and that parental sel..
The Therapist-assisted Online Parenting Strategies (TOPS) program for parents of adolescents with clinical anxiety or depression: Development and feasibility pilot
Catherine MF Fulgoni, Glenn A Melvin, Anthony F Jorm, Katherine A Lawrencea, Marie BH Yap
Objective: To develop a Therapist-assisted Online Parenting Strategies (TOPS) program that is acceptable to parents whose adolesce..
teen Mental Health First Aid as a school-based intervention for improving peer support of adolescents at risk of suicide: Outcomes from a cluster randomised crossover trial
Laura M Hart, Penny Cropper, Amy J Morgan, Claire M Kelly, Anthony F Jorm
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess evidence for a novel, universal mental health literacy programme in the school s..
Medium-Term Effects of a Tailored Web-Based Parenting Intervention to Reduce Adolescent Risk of Depression and Anxiety: 12-Month Findings From a Randomized Controlled Trial
Marie Bee Hui Yap, Mairead C Cardamone-Breen, Ronald M Rapee, Katherine A Lawrence, Andrew J Mackinnon, Shireen Mahtani, Anthony F Jorm
BACKGROUND: Prevention of depression and anxiety disorders early in life is a global health priority. Evidence on risk and protect..
Development and evaluation of the Parenting to Reduce Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (PaRCADS): assessment of parental concordance with guidelines for the prevention of child anxiety and depression
Wan Hua Sim, Anthony F Jorm, Katherine A Lawrence, Marie BH Yap
Background: Involving parents in the prevention of mental health problems in children is prudent given their fundamental role in s..
Does Mental Health First Aid training improve the mental health of aid recipients? The training for parents of teenagers randomised controlled trial
Amy J Morgan, Julie-Anne A Fischer, Laura M Hart, Claire M Kelly, Betty A Kitchener, Nicola J Reavley, Marie BH Yap, Stefan Cvetkovski, Anthony F Jorm
BACKGROUND: There is well-established evidence that Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training improves knowledge about how to suppor..
An analysis of the mental health trajectories of university students compared to their community peers using a national longitudinal survey
Stefan Cvetkovski, Anthony F Jorm, Andrew J Mackinnon
This study examines the mental health trajectories of future/current undergraduate university students relative to their age-match..
Online parenting guidelines to prevent adolescent depression and anxiety: Evaluating user characteristics and usefulness
Marie BH Yap, Peter D Martin, Anthony F Jorm
AIM: The aims of this study were to evaluate user characteristics and the perceived usefulness of a set of online parenting guidel..
Parenting Resilient Kids (PaRK), an online parenting program to prevent anxiety and depression problems in primary school-aged children: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Luwishennadige Madhawee N Fernando, Wan Hua Sim, Anthony F Jorm, Ron Rapee, Katherine A Lawrence, Marie BH Yap
BACKGROUND: Preventive efforts targeting childhood anxiety and depression symptoms have the potential to alter the developmental t..
A Single-Session, Web-Based Parenting Intervention to Prevent Adolescent Depression and Anxiety Disorders: Randomized Controlled Trial
Mairead C Cardamone-Breen, Anthony F Jorm, Katherine A Lawrence, Ronald M Rapee, Andrew J Mackinnon, Marie Bee Hui Yap
BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety disorders are significant contributors to burden of disease in young people, highlighting the n..
Cross-cultural generalizability of suicide first aid actions: an analysis of agreement across expert consensus studies from a range of countries and cultures
Anthony F Jorm, Anna M Ross, Erminia Colucci
BACKGROUND: A number of Delphi expert consensus studies have been carried out with different countries and cultural groups to deve..
A Tailored Web-Based Intervention to Improve Parenting Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Depression and Anxiety Problems: Postintervention Findings From a Randomized Controlled Trial
Marie Bee Hui Yap, Shireen Mahtani, Ronald M Rapee, Claire Nicolas, Katherine A Lawrence, Andrew Mackinnon, Anthony F Jorm
BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety disorders in young people are a global health concern. Parents have an important role in reduci..
How 'mental health smart' are you? Analysis of responses to an Australian Broadcasting Corporation News website quiz
Tessa L Cutler, Nicola J Reavley, Anthony F Jorm
Background: In Australia, 7.3 million people aged between 16 and 85 years of age will have a mental disorder during their lifetime..
Partners in Parenting: A Multi-Level Web-Based Approach to Support Parents in Prevention and Early Intervention for Adolescent Depression and Anxiety.
Marie Bh Yap, Katherine A Lawrence, Ronald M Rapee, Mairead C Cardamone-Breen, Jacqueline Green, Anthony F Jorm
Depression and anxiety disorders in young people are a global health concern. Various risk and protective factors for these disord..
The Parenting to Reduce Adolescent Depression and Anxieity Scale: Assessing parental concordance with parenting guidelines for the prevention of adolescent depression and anxiety disorders
Mairead C Cardamone-Breen, Anthony F Jorm, Katherine A Lawrence, Andrew J Mackinnon, Marie BH Yap
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial evidence demonstrating numerous parental risk and protective factors for the development of adoles..
The impact and reach of web-based parenting guidelines to prevent childhood depression and anxiety: Findings from online user surveys
WH Sim, AE Jones, AF Jorm, MBH Yap
An online study was conducted to evaluate a new set of web-based parenting guidelines for the prevention of childhood depression a..
Australian adolescents’ beliefs and help-seeking intentions towards peers experiencing symptoms of depression and alcohol misuse
D Lubman, A Cheetham, A Jorm, B Berridge, C Wilson, F Blee, L MCKAY-BROWN, N Allen, J Proimos
Background: Many young people are reluctant to seek professional help for mental health problems, preferring to rely on their frie..
Assisting an Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person with gambling problems: a Delphi study.
Kathy S Bond, Katrina M Dart, Anthony F Jorm, Claire M Kelly, Betty A Kitchener, Nicola J Reavley
BACKGROUND: Gambling problems appear to be more prevalent in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population than ..
Modifiable parenting factors associated with adolescent alcohol misuse: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies
Marie BH Yap, Tony WK Cheong, Foivos Zaravinos-Tsakos, Dan I Lubman, Anthony F Jorm
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adolescent alcohol misuse is a growing global health concern. Substantial research suggests that parents have..
Royal Australian, and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists expert consensus statement for the treatment, management and monitoring of the physical health of people with an enduring psychotic illness
Timothy JR Lambert, Nicola J Reavley, Anthony F Jorm, Mark A Oakley Browne
OBJECTIVE: To use expert consensus to inform the development of policy and guidelines for the treatment, management and monitoring..
Predictors of experiences of discrimination and positive treatment in people with mental health problems: findings from an Australian national survey
Nicola J Reavley, Amy J Morgan, Anthony F Jorm
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the factors predicting experiences of avoidance, discrimination and positive treatment..
Has increased provision of treatment reduced the prevalence of common mental disorders? Review of the evidence from four countries
Anthony F Jorm, Scott B Patten, Traolach S Brugha, Ramin Mojtabai
Many people identified as having common mental disorders in community surveys do not receive treatment. Modelling has suggested th..
Helping intentions of undergraduates towards their depressed peers: a cross-sectional study in Sri Lanka
Santushi D Amarasuriya, Nicola J Reavley, Alyssia Rossetto, Anthony F Jorm
BACKGROUND: Despite showing high rates of depression, university students prefer to seek assistance for their depression from info..
Causes of and risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder: the beliefs of Iraqi and Afghan refugees resettled in Australia
Shameran Slewa-Younan, Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Anisa Yaser, Jonathan Mond, Mitchell Smith, Diana Milosevic, Caroline Smith, Sanja Lujic, Anthony Francis Jorm
BACKGROUND: Resettled refugees are a vulnerable group for mental health problems and in particular, trauma-related disorders. Evid..
Parents in prevention: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of parenting interventions to prevent internalizing problems in children from birth to age 18
Marie BH Yap, Amy J Morgan, Kathryn Cairns, Anthony F Jorm, Sarah E Hetrick, Sally Merry
PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH: Burgeoning evidence that modifiable parental factors can influence children's and adolescents' risk for d..
Self-help strategies for sub-threshold anxiety: A Delphi consensus study to find messages suitable for population-wide promotion
Amy J Morgan, Philip Chittleborough, Anthony F Jorm
BACKGROUND: Many self-help strategies have been recommended for anxiety, but it is not clear which strategies are most effective a..
Beliefs about dangerousness of people with mental health problems: the role of media reports and personal exposure to threat or harm
NJ Reavley, AF Jorm, AJ Morgan
PURPOSE: To assess the associations between beliefs about the dangerousness of people with mental health problems and exposure to ..
Important considerations when providing mental health first aid to Iraqi refugees in Australia: a Delphi study
Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Shameran Slewa-Younan, Yvonne Santalucia, Anthony Francis Jorm
BACKGROUND: Refugees are one of the most vulnerable groups in Australian society, presenting high levels of exposure to traumatic ..
Suicide first aid guidelines for Sri Lanka: a Delphi consensus study
Saranga A De Silva, Erminia Colucci, Jayan Mendis, Claire M Kelly, Anthony F Jorm, Harry Minas
BACKGROUND: Sri Lanka has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Gatekeeper programs aimed at specific target groups could..
Providing mental health first aid in the workplace: a Delphi consensus study.
Nataly Bovopoulos, Anthony F Jorm, Kathy S Bond, Anthony D LaMontagne, Nicola J Reavley, Claire M Kelly, Betty A Kitchener, Angela Martin
BACKGROUND: Mental health problems are common in the workplace, but workers affected by such problems are not always well supporte..
Experiences of discrimination and positive treatment from health professionals: A national survey of adults with mental health problems
Amy J Morgan, Nicola J Reavley, Anthony F Jorm, Ruth Beatson
OBJECTIVE: To systematically investigate the scope and nature of discrimination and positive treatment experienced by adults with ..
Development of guidelines for family and non-professional helpers on assisting an older person who is developing cognitive impairment or has dementia: a Delphi expert consensus study
KS Bond, AF Jorm, BA Kitchener, CM Kelly, KJ Chalmers
BACKGROUND: Assisting a person with dementia can lead to significant carer burden and possible negative outcomes for the person. U..
Predictors of adults' helping intentions and behaviours towards a person with a mental illness: A six-month follow-up study
Alyssia Rossetto, Anthony F Jorm, Nicola J Reavley
Little is known about the relationship between adults' intentions to assist a hypothetical person experiencing a mental illness an..
The effectiveness of simple psychological and physical activity interventions for high prevalence mental health problems in young people: A factorial randomised controlled trial
Alexandra G Parker, Sarah E Hetrick, Anthony F Jorm, Andrew J Mackinnon, Patrick D McGorry, Alison R Yung, Faye Scanlan, Jessica Stephens, Shelley Baird, Bridget Moller, Rosemary Purcell
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and burden of disease of depression and anxiety disorders in young people necessitates effective early ..
Delivering mental health first aid training in Australian workplaces: exploring instructors' experiences
Nataly Bovopoulos, Anthony LaMontagne, Angela Martin, Anthony Jorm
Abstract: The impact of common mental illnesses in the workplace can be reduced by encouraging support from co-workers and promoti..
Young people's difficulty in talking to others about mental health problems: An analysis of time trends in Switzerland
Michelle Dey, Nicola Jane Reavley, Anthony Francis Jorm
The article aimed to analyse time trends regarding young people's willingness to talk about mental health problems. Data on 16,774..
Development of suicide postvention guidelines for secondary schools: a Delphi study
Georgina R Cox, Eleanor Bailey, Anthony F Jorm, Nicola J Reavley, Kate Templer, Alex Parker, Debra Rickwood, Sunil Bhar, Jo Robinson
BACKGROUND: Suicide of school-aged adolescents is a significant problem, with serious implications for students and staff alike. T..
How a concerned family member, friend or member of the public can help someone with gambling problems: a Delphi consensus study.
Kathy S Bond, Anthony F Jorm, Helen E Miller, Simone N Rodda, Nicola J Reavley, Claire M Kelly, Betty A Kitchener
BACKGROUND: Gambling is an enjoyable recreational pursuit for many people. However, for some it can lead to significant harms. The..
'teen Mental Health First Aid': a description of the program and an initial evaluation
Laura M Hart, Robert J Mason, Claire M Kelly, Stefan Cvetkovski, Anthony F Jorm
BACKGROUND: Many adolescents have poor mental health literacy, stigmatising attitudes towards people with mental illness, and lack..
A school-based health promotion programme to increase help-seeking for substance use and mental health problems: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
D Lubman, B Berridge, F Blee, A Jorm, C Wilson, N Allen, L MCKAY-BROWN, A Cheetham, R Wolfe
Adolescence is a high-risk time for the development of mental health and substance use problems. However, fewer than one in four 1..
Who Goes Online for Suicide-Related Reasons? A Comparison of Suicidal People Who Use the Internet for Suicide-Related Reasons and Those Who Do Not
Katherine Mok, Anthony F Jorm, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: Although people who use the Internet for suicide-related reasons have been found to report significantly higher levels..
Demographic and clinical characteristics of young people seeking help at youth mental health services: baseline findings of the Transitions Study
Rosemary Purcell, Anthony F Jorm, Ian B Hickie, Alison R Yung, Christos Pantelis, G Paul Amminger, Nick Glozier, Eoin Killackey, Lisa J Phillips, Stephen J Wood, Susy Harrigan, Andrew Mackinnon, Elizabeth Scott, Daniel F Hermens, Adam J Guastella, Amanda Kenyon, Laura Mundy, Alissa Nichles, Antoinette Scaffidi, Daniela Spiliotacopoulos
AIM: The Transitions Study was designed to establish a cohort of young people (12-25 years) seeking help for mental health problem..
Quantifying and predicting depression literacy of undergraduates: a cross sectional study in Sri Lanka
Santushi D Amarasuriya, Anthony F Jorm, Nicola J Reavley
BACKGROUND: The high rates of depression and low rates of related help-seeking among undergraduates are matters for concern. In re..
Experiences of discrimination and positive treatment in people with mental health problems: Findings from an Australian national survey
Nicola J Reavley, Anthony F Jorm
OBJECTIVE: Stigma and discrimination are central concerns for people with mental health problems. The aim of the study was to carr..
Perceptions and intentions relating to seeking help for depression among medical undergraduates in Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional comparison with non-medical undergraduates
Santushi D Amarasuriya, Anthony F Jorm, Nicola J Reavley
BACKGROUND: This study attempts to understand whether medical undergraduates in Sri Lanka would seek help for depression. This was..
Stigmatising attitudes of undergraduates towards their peers with depression: a cross-sectional study in Sri Lanka
Santushi D Amarasuriya, Anthony F Jorm, Nicola J Reavley, Andrew J Mackinnon
BACKGROUND: There is limited research examining mental health-related stigma of undergraduates in non-western developing countries..
Assisting Australians with mental health problems and financial difficulties: a Delphi study to develop guidelines for financial counsellors, financial institution staff, mental health professionals and carers
Kathy S Bond, Kathryn J Chalmers, Anthony F Jorm, Betty A Kitchener, Nicola J Reavley
BACKGROUND: There is a strong association between mental health problems and financial difficulties. Therefore, people who work wi..
What are parents doing to reduce adolescent alcohol misuse? Evaluating concordance with parenting guidelines for adolescent alcohol use
Marie BH Yap, Anthony F Jorm, Dan I Lubman
BACKGROUND: The Parenting Guidelines for Adolescent Alcohol Use were developed to support parents in reducing adolescent alcohol m..
Psychological trauma and help seeking behaviour amongst resettled Iraqi refugees in attending English tuition classes in Australia
Shameran Slewa-Younan, Jonathan M Mond, Elise Bussion, Maral Melkonian, Yaser Mohammad, Hanan Dover, Mitchell Smith, Diana Milosevic, Anthony Francis Jorm
BACKGROUND: To examine levels of psychological distress and help seeking behaviour in resettled refugees attending English tuition..
Mental health first aid training for Australian medical and nursing students: an evaluation study.
Kathy S Bond, Anthony F Jorm, Betty A Kitchener, Nicola J Reavley
BACKGROUND: The role and demands of studying nursing and medicine involve specific stressors that may contribute to an increased r..