Journal article

Implementation lessons from the transition to telehealth during COVID-19: a survey of clinicians and young people from youth mental health services

Jennifer Nicholas, Imogen H Bell, Andrew Thompson, Lee Valentine, Pinar Simsir, Holly Sheppard, Sophie Adams

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Whilst telehealth may overcome some traditional barriers to care, successful implementation into service settings is scarce, particularly within youth mental health care. This study aimed to leverage the rapid implementation of telehealth due to COVID-19 to understand the perspectives of young people and clinicians on how telehealth impacts service delivery, service quality, and to develop pathways for future uses. Youth mental health service users (aged 12-25) and clinicians took part in an online survey exploring service provision, use, and quality following the adoption of telehealth. Service use data from the period were also examined. Ninety-two clinicians and 308 young people responded..

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Grants

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


Funding Acknowledgements

This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. JN is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Prevention and Early Intervention of Mental Illness and Substance Use (PREMISE; APP1134909).