Youth Mental Health Project - Update
The Youth Mental Health Project is implementing 26 initiatives designed to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. The project, aimed at 12- to 19-year-olds, is provided through families and communities, schools, health services and is also online.
This update includes some of the health services which may help health professionals assist young people.
Kiwis Craving Advice to Support Troubled Young People
Common Ground, a dedicated website for those helping troubled young people is part of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project and developed with collaboration from the Mental Health Foundation, Youthline, Skylight, Innovate Change and Curative.
Dr Theresa Fleming, University of Auckland Psychological Medicine senior lecturer and youth mental health advocate, said the new research showed that communities really want to help.
“Mental health is not just up to the experts. If family, friends and communities reach out, then no-one needs to struggle alone. This research highlights that Kiwis do care, and with a little info and support all of us can make a difference.”
Counties Manukau DHB:
Child & Youth Health Resource & Information Service
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I’m a researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato, with a particular interest in the well-being of young women. I hope that through better understanding problems and the ways young women cope with them, it will be easier to offer services and support that can help.
My current project is: ‘Factors implicated in young women’s self-harm: Risk, resilience and recovery’. This research is on risk and resilience in young women and I’m trying to recruit young women (15-25) to take part in interviews. The exact content of the interviews is flexible, but I’m interested in talking to young women who might be considered to be ‘at risk’, to talk about how young women deal with problems/risks, coping skills etc. (This current project is NOT an evaluation of a specific service; more of an exploration of how young women deal with problems in their lives, what works currently, and how things could be improved in general). I am needing to complete interviews by early December. Interviews are taking place in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch.
Please contact Cate Curtis for further information.
Several documents are attached:
If you’re willing to display the flyers but don’t want to have any other engagement, I understand how busy people are these days, and I’d be very grateful for any assistance that you can give.
Risk and Recovery Research Info for Services.pdf
Risk and Recovery Research Participant Info Hamilton.pdf
Dr Cate Curtis
School of Psychology
University of Waikato
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