Evidence summary

Evidence summary

A review of secondary school-based mental health prevention programs

This evidence summary provides an overview of the current evidence for secondary school-based mental health prevention programs.

Shared Decision-Making for Mental Health

Health professionals are increasingly being encouraged to adopt a collaborative approach to making health care decisions. Clinical practice guidelines advocate for clinicians to involve clients in decision-making processes and allow for client preferences (along with evidence) to guide decisions where possible. Shared Decision-Making (SDM) is the most prominent example of this. This evidence summary reviews available evidence for the effectiveness of Shared Decision-Making for mental disorders and related research about the effectiveness of components of Shared Decision-Making such as allowing clients to choose treatment options.  

Adolescent Romantic Relationships

Whether you are a parent or someone working with adolescents it can be difficult to appreciate the impact that a romantic relationship can have on their lives. This resource collates the latest evidence on adolescent romantic relationships and provides useful information for those working with young people, as well as family and friends.

Brief psychological interventions for young people with common mental health conditions

The evidence summary and accompanying reference table are for health professionals working with young people who have mild to moderate common mental health disorders. The resources provide a summary of the evidence for common brief interventions in youth mental health, taking into account clinical indicators and treatment planning.

What works for mental health in sporting teams?

This rapid evidence guide has been designed to help sporting teams and bodies make informed choices about the scientific evidence for programs that are designed to promote mental health or to respond to mental health symptoms. The purpose of the guide is to highlight programs that can be used at the ‘whole of club/team’ or sport levels (rather than the individual athlete level) to lead to mental health benefits.

Working with Adolescents: Keeping Romantic Relationships in Mind

This resource was developed to support health professionals (e.g. school counsellors, GPs, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists) working with adolescents by summarising the latest research evidence on the impact of adolescents’ heterosexual romantic experiences and relationships on their mental health, with a specific focus on examining their role in the onset of adolescent depression.