Journal article

Improving child and youth mental health: Stakeholder perspectives from a cross-sectional survey to inform research priorities

V Sharma, J Hendon, R Churchill, S Fortune, M Simmons, L Bowden, S Hetrick

Mental Health and Prevention | Published : 2021

Abstract

Mental disorders in children and young people represent a significant burden of disease, requiring enhanced efforts in terms of both prevention and treatment. Directing scarce research resources to address important gaps and answer meaningful questions is critical and engaging stakeholders including young people, their family members, clinicians, academic researchers etc. is key to this process. We have embarked on a large programme of work to establish and prioritise research questions for the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders-Children and Young People Satellite. In 2019, we conducted a cross-sectional online survey with 295 participants. More than a third of respondents were young people, n..

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