Designing youth mental health services for the 21st century: examples from Australia, Ireland and the UK

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264435
Title:
Designing youth mental health services for the 21st century: examples from Australia, Ireland and the UK
Authors:
McGorry, P.; Bates, T.; Birchwood, M.
Citation:
Designing youth mental health services for the 21st century: examples from Australia, Ireland and the UK 2013, 202 (s54):s30 The British Journal of Psychiatry
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Journal:
The British Journal of Psychiatry
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264435
DOI:
10.1192/bjp.bp.112.119214
Additional Links:
http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/doi/10.1192/bjp.bp.112.119214
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Despite the evidence showing that young people aged 12–25 years have the highest incidence and prevalence of mental illness across the lifespan, and bear a disproportionate share of the burden of disease associated with mental disorder, their access to mental health services is the poorest of all age groups. A major factor contributing to this poor access is the current design of our mental healthcare system, which is manifestly inadequate for the unique developmental and cultural needs of our young people. If we are to reduce the impact of mental disorder on this most vulnerable population group, transformational change and service redesign is necessary. Here, we present three recent and rapidly evolving service structures from Australia, Ireland and the UK that have each worked within their respective healthcare contexts to reorient existing services to provide youth-specific, evidence-based mental healthcare that is both accessible and acceptable to young people.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH; YOUNG PEOPLE; MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
ISSN:
0007-1250
Sponsors:
P.McG. is supported by the Colonial Foundation, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, and the Australian and Victorian governments. T.B. is supported by the One Foundation and the Health Services Executive of the Government of Ireland. M.B. is part-funded by the National Institute for Health Research Birmingham and Black Country Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcGorry, P.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBates, T.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBirchwood, M.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-08T09:56:14Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-08T09:56:14Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationDesigning youth mental health services for the 21st century: examples from Australia, Ireland and the UK 2013, 202 (s54):s30 The British Journal of Psychiatryen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0007-1250-
dc.identifier.doi10.1192/bjp.bp.112.119214-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/264435-
dc.descriptionDespite the evidence showing that young people aged 12–25 years have the highest incidence and prevalence of mental illness across the lifespan, and bear a disproportionate share of the burden of disease associated with mental disorder, their access to mental health services is the poorest of all age groups. A major factor contributing to this poor access is the current design of our mental healthcare system, which is manifestly inadequate for the unique developmental and cultural needs of our young people. If we are to reduce the impact of mental disorder on this most vulnerable population group, transformational change and service redesign is necessary. Here, we present three recent and rapidly evolving service structures from Australia, Ireland and the UK that have each worked within their respective healthcare contexts to reorient existing services to provide youth-specific, evidence-based mental healthcare that is both accessible and acceptable to young people.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipP.McG. is supported by the Colonial Foundation, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, and the Australian and Victorian governments. T.B. is supported by the One Foundation and the Health Services Executive of the Government of Ireland. M.B. is part-funded by the National Institute for Health Research Birmingham and Black Country Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal College of Psychiatristsen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/doi/10.1192/bjp.bp.112.119214en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The British Journal of Psychiatryen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTH SERVICESen_GB
dc.titleDesigning youth mental health services for the 21st century: examples from Australia, Ireland and the UKen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe British Journal of Psychiatryen_GB
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