Physical & mental health: Guidance, resources & tools for prevention and early intervention

This clinical practice guide covers the screening, assessment and management of physical health problems in young people, with a specific focus on cardiometabolic health and sexual health. The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the evidence relating to cardiometabolic and sexual health in young people with mental health problems, and to provide guidance around appropriate and effective interventions.

This guide is intended for clinicians and workers who have an interest in working with young people experiencing mental ill-health. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide, as the evidence for working with young people and physical health issues continues to emerge. Guidance and resources are based on the best available evidence and guidelines for young people and adults.