Dr Yael Perry, Ms Jacinta Freeman, A/Prof Ashleigh Lin, Ms Penelope Strauss, Dr Keely Bebbington, Dr Bep Uink, Dr Amy Finlay-Jones, Prof Helen Milroy, Dr Claire McIlroy
This project aims to investigate barriers and facilitators to the use of non-face-to-face (non-F2F) mental health support for children and young people during COVID-19 and beyond.
For more information please contact Jacinta Freeman on 6319 1399 or Jacinta.Freeman@telethonkids.org.au
There has been a substantial increase in common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and children and young people are considered to be particularly at risk of mental health difficulties in the current context. Further, due to the social distancing restrictions in place to limit the spread of the virus, face-to-face access to mental health services for children and young people has been impeded. Existing mental health services and consumers have therefore had to rapidly adapt to these measures through the quick adoption of telehealth services and other non-F2F services such as digital mental health interventions, crisis lines and online supports. To assess the impact of non-F2F mental health care on children and young people at this time we will conduct a series of tailored online surveys to three target groups: i) young people, ii) parents and carers of children and young people and iii) professionals working in the youth mental health sector.
External collaborators: Commissioner for Children and Young People, Ability Centre, Youth Mental Health (NMHS), Starlight Foundation, Youth Focus, Lifeline WA, Anglicare WA, Perth Inner City Youth Service (PICYS), Youth Affairs Council WA (YACWA), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Wungening Aboriginal Corporation, Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation
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