Changes in psychological distress and psychosocial functioning in young people accessing headspace centres for mental health problems
Debra J Rickwood, Kelly R Mazzer, Nic R Telford, Alexandra G Parker, Chris J Tanti, Patrick D McGorry
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVES: To examine changes in psychological distress and psychosocial functioning in young people presenting to headspace centres across Australia for mental health problems. DESIGN: Analysis of routine data collected from headspace clients who had commenced an episode of care between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014, and at 90-day follow-up. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 24 034 people aged 12-25 years who had first presented to one of the 55 fully established headspace centres for mental health problems during the data collection period. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Main reason for presentation, types of therapeutic services provided, Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) scores, and Social and..View full abstract
headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation is funded by the Australian Government.