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 by14 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.
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 specialist 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 be a part of their young person’s time on MOST, from the welcome call with a MOST clinician, through to getting progress updates, and even helping complete some of the therapy activities if the young person wants this;
- there is increased clinical supervision and online safety checks to protect young people on the platform; and
- the face-to-face clinician in the specialist 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.