Issue 226, June 2015
Mental health: Perspectives of young people aged 12–25 in the ACT summarises the views of young people about mental health issues from consultations held between October 2014 and February 2015. The two main reasons behind the research were to try and understand why young people regularly rate mental health issues high on their list of concerns; and to find out what young people think is needed to address these issues.
The principle recommendations from the report were:
This is a short report (only 15 pages) but is important in that it presents the solutions to problems as young people themselves perceive them. It could be useful in informing policy guidelines for mental health treatments of young people not just in the ACT but across Australia.
Source: Youth Coalition of the ACT newsletter, 3 June 2015.