Journal article

The Gatehouse Project: a systematic approach to mental health promotion in secondary schools.

GC Patton, S Glover, L Bond, H Butler, C Godfrey, G Di Pietro, G Bowes

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | Published : 2000

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to outline the conceptual background and strategy of intervention for a systematic and sustainable approach to mental health promotion in secondary schools. METHOD: The conceptual origins of the Gatehouse Project are described in terms of the epidemiology of adolescent mental health problems, attachment theory, education reform research and health promotional theory and practice. The elements of health promotional work are described in terms of structural change and priority setting; implementation at multiple levels within the participating schools is described. RESULTS: The conceptual framework of the Gatehouse Project emphasises healthy attachment..

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