Journal article

Depression in Young People: A National School-Based Initiative for Prevention, Early Intervention and Pathways for Care

Jane Burns, Ian Hickie

Australasian Psychiatry | SAGE Publications | Published : 2002

Abstract

Objective: To describe the national school-based initiative of ‘beyondblue’. Conclusions: The goals of the initiative are: to reduce levels of depressive symptoms in young people, to promote emotional well-being in adolescence and to increase the capacity of organisations to design, implement and evaluate interventions relevant to the prevention of depression. The theoretical framework underpinning the program will build on expertise and evidence-based research from both the education and health sectors while the proposed initiative will draw on the existing capacity of school systems. The program will target not only the specific needs of individual students but will combine this targeted ..

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