A Novel Multi-modal Online Service (MOST ) for Help-Seeking Young People experiencing Mental ill-health: a Pilot Evaluation within a National Youth E-Mental Health Service (Preprint)
Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Simon Rice, Simon D'Alfonso, Steven Leicester, Sarah Bendall, Ingrid Pryor, Penni Russon, Carla McEnery, Olga Santesteban-Echarri, Gustavo Da Costa, Tamsyn Gilbertson, Lee Valentine, Laia Solves, Aswin Ratheesh, Patrick D McGorry, John Gleeson
JMIR Publications Inc.
BACKGROUND Mental ill-health is the leading cause of disability worldwide. 75% of mental health conditions emerge between the ages of 12 and 25. Unfortunately, due to lack of resources as well as limited engagement with services the majority of young people affected by mental-ill health do not successfully access evidence-based support. In addressing this gap, our team has developed a multimodal, scalable online mental health service (MOST+) merging: real-time, clinician-delivered web chat counselling, interactive user-directed online therapy, expert and peer moderation, and secure peer-to-peer social networking. ..View full abstract