Journal article

Teen Mental Health First Aid for years 7-9: a description of the program and an initial evaluation

Laura M Hart, Kathy S Bond, Amy J Morgan, Alyssia Rossetto, Fairlie A Cottrill, Claire M Kelly, Anthony F Jorm



Background: A teen Mental Health First Aid training course for high school students in years 10-12 (tMHFA 10-12) has previously been evaluated in uncontrolled and randomized controlled trials and found to improve Mental Health First Aid intentions, mental health literacy and to reduce stigma. This 3 × 75-min course has more recently been adapted for younger students in years 7-9 (tMHFA 7-9). The present study reports an initial uncontrolled trial of this new training course which aimed to assess feasibility and acceptability of the course and test effects on knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. Methods: An uncontrolled trial was carried out in five schools with measures taken at pre-test, pos..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this research was via grants from the Ian Potter Foundation, Sidney Myer Foundation and The Black Dog Ride to Mental Health First Aid Australia, a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship awarded to AFJ, and an Australian Rotary Health Post-doctoral Fellowship awarded to LMH. These sponsors had no role in: the study design; the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; the writing of the report; or the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.