Understanding and assessing anger-related difficulties in young people

Recent data from more than 24,000 young people indicates that anger-related problems are one of the main presenting issues among young people attending headspace centres. Only depression and anxiety ranked higher than anger.

Despite the frequency with which mental health clinicians encounter clients seeking support for anger-related problems, clinicians may lack confidence in their ability to assess and provide interventions for this client group. General practitioners may also struggle to provide onward referrals for clients presenting with anger problems.

This resource for clinicians summarises the latest evidence around anger and anger-related difficulties in young people.