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, the majority of young people suffering from mental-ill health have no access to 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. OBJECTIVE ..View full abstract