Journal article

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

Trials | BioMed Central | Published : 2016

Abstract

Adolescence is a high-risk time for the development of mental health and substance use problems. However, fewer than one in four 16–24 year-olds with a current disorder access health services, with those experiencing a substance use disorder being the least likely to seek professional help. Research indicates that young people are keeping their problems to themselves or alternatively, turning to peers or trusted adults in their lives for help. These help-seeking preferences highlight the need to build the mental health literacy of adolescents, to ensure that they know when and how to assist themselves and their peers to access support. The MAKINGtheLINK intervention aims to introduce these s..

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