Guidance

Children and young people’s mental health: prevention evidence

Summary report and outputs from a review of evidence for universal approaches to improving children and young people's mental health and wellbeing.

Documents

Short descriptions of interventions identified from the synthesis of systematic reviews

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Findings from the synthesis of systematic reviews

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Lay summary report of the synthesis of systematic reviews and grey literature review

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Methodology report of the synthesis of systematic reviews and grey literature review

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Narrative report of the synthesis of systematic reviews and grey literature review

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Report of the findings of a Special Interest Group

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Details

This series of reports summarises the evidence for the effectiveness of universal approaches to improving children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. The reports use a mixed methods approach.

The documents are intended for strategic and operational leads, working on children and young people’s mental health. This includes:

  • local commissioners
  • public health teams
  • child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) providers
  • clinicians
  • leads in educational settings
  • those leading children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing Local Transformation Plans (LTPs)
  • voluntary, community and social enterprise sector leads and researchers

The report of the findings of a Special Interest Group summarises the approach, findings and recommendations.

Useful tools include descriptions of promising interventions (Appendix 5) and cross reference to interventions also identified in the Early Intervention Foundation Guidebook (Appendix 7).

Published 30 October 2019