Mental health, Mental health clinics, Mental disorders, Disabilities, Emotional disturbances, Incidence, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Behaviour problems, Health services, Primary education, Secondary education, Children, Adolescents, Surveys, Use studies
Based on a survey conducted in the homes of over 6,300 families with children and/or adolescents aged 4 to 17 years, this report presents a comprehensive picture of the mental health of young Australians. It documents the prevalence and type of mental health problems, the impact of those problems on families and young people themselves and the role of health and education services in providing assistance. While the primary sources of information were parents and carers, the survey also engaged directly with young people 11 years and older who completed their own survey. This information provides unique insights about aspects of their emotional lives and behaviour that are generally not visible to parents and carers.
Lawrence, D., Johnson, S., Hafekost J., Boterhoven De Haan, K., Sawyer, M., Ainley, J., & Zubrick, S. R. (2015). The mental health of children and adolescents. Report on the second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. Department of Health.
Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2015
Place of Publication
Department of Health