Global framework for youth mental health

Global framework for youth mental health

The global framework for youth mental health was developed using a combination of evidence reviews and consultations with young people, families, clinicians, economists, policy makers and others from North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

The framework is based on eight key principles that underpin an approach to youth mental health:

  • rapid, easy and affordable access;
  • youth specific care;
  • awareness, engagement and integration;
  • early intervention;
  • youth partnership;
  • family engagement and support;
  • continuous improvement; and
  • prevention.

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Supplementary documents

Literature reviewed to inform the framework

Workshop invitees and attendees

Youth mental health case studies

Organisations consulted with during the project