Journal article

The youth online training and employment system: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of an online vocational intervention for young people with mental ill health

Magenta B Simmons, Jennifer Nicholas, Gina Chinnery, Shaunagh O'Sullivan, Simon D'Alfonso, Sarah Bendall, Daniela Cagliarini, Matthew Hamilton, John Gleeson, Eoin Killackey, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez

Early Intervention in Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

AIM: People diagnosed with mental disorders experience higher rates of unemployment than those without. Career adaptability, defined as the ability to respond flexibly and make informed career decisions in work and throughout career transitions, is becoming increasingly important as the nature of work changes rapidly. Early vocational intervention may ameliorate poor education and employment outcomes experienced by young people with mental ill-health and promote transferable skills and adaptability. Online-based career support allows for ongoing access throughout different career stages. The current study combines mental health-informed digital career and peer motivation, to create a Youth O..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Prevention and Early Intervention of Mental Illness and Substance Use


Funding Acknowledgements

Helen MacPherson Smith Trust; National Health and Medical Research Council, Grant/Award Number: APP1177235; BB & A Miller Foundation; McCusker Charitable Foundation; National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Prevention and Early Intervention of Mental Illness and Substance Use, Grant/Award Number: APP1134909; The University of Melbourne