By offering MOST to 12 to 14-year-olds, we’re continuing the early intervention work Orygen is known for, and boosting the mental health support provided to young people at a crucial time in their care.
We know half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age, but most cases are undetected and untreated.
We are working in partnership with clinicians at well-regarded specialist youth mental health service providers to run a pilot MOST program just for young people aged 12 to 14 who attend Alfred Health, Monash Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital or Albury-Wodonga Health.
Young people engaging with the five headspace centres run by Orygen (Melton, Craigieburn, Sunshine, Glenroy, Werribee) are also able to access the 12-14 platform.
The stand-alone MOST 12 to 14 platform is invitation-only. To participate in the pilot, young people in this age group will need to be referred by their participating service.
MOST 12 to 14 has been adapted from the original platform to make sure therapeutic content is suitable, for example, at an appropriate reading age, and provided in a safe and well-supervised environment to support their mental wellbeing.
On MOST 12 to 14:
- a parent or guardian needs to provide consent for a young person to participate;
- families and guardians are actively encouraged to participate in the welcome call with a MOST clinician when a young person first signs up to the platform, and to support their young person to engage with the resources on the platform;
- there is increased clinical supervision and online safety checks to protect young people on the platform; and
- the face-to-face clinician in the participating service is the lead clinician for the young person’s care, with the MOST clinician tailoring MOST to support the young person’s treatment plan.
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 American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders. 5. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press; 2013.