Journal article

Social inclusion, intersectionality, and profiles of vulnerable groups of young people seeking mental health support

K Filia, J Menssink, CX Gao, D Rickwood, M Hamilton, SE Hetrick, AG Parker, H Herrman, I Hickie, S Sharmin, PD McGorry, SM Cotton

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: headspace centres provide enhanced primary mental healthcare for young people. A priority is to provide services for all young people irrespective of a range of social disadvantages or social exclusion. The aims of this study were to: (i) delineate extent of social inclusion across domains of housing, studying/employment, functioning, alcohol, and other drug use; and (ii) map profiles of young people deemed vulnerable to experiencing additional barriers to accessing services based on their social inclusion domains (e.g., those living in unstable housing, not in employment/education, and/or experiencing intersecting or multiple forms of disadvantage or difficulties), including det..

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