Journal article

The effectiveness, feasibility and scalability of the school platform in adolescent mental healthcare

Ian Williams, Alaina Vaisey, George Patton, Lena Sanci

Current Opinion in Psychiatry | Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins | Published : 2020


Purpose of review Schools are increasingly at the forefront of mental healthcare for young people internationally. This review aims to describe recent developments in school-based mental health activities to respond to mental health needs in adolescents, with a focus on empirical studies aimed at preventing, ameliorating or treating mental disorders. Recent findings The field is characterized by substantial heterogeneity in program design and research methods. Evidence for effectiveness of single-faceted school-based mental health programs is equivocal. Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses have reported mixed findings across a variety of single-faceted universal and targeted progra..

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Funding Acknowledgements

G.P. is supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship. I.W. is supported through the Wellbeing Health & Youth NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health: Making Health Services Work for Adolescents in a Digital Age 3.