Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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