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
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..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Grant (NHMRC)
Funding The trial was funded via a National Health and Medical Research Council Grant (NHMRC Grant APP1047492). The NHMRC had no role in the design of this study and will not have any role during its execution, analyses, interpretation of the data, or decision to submit results.