Systematic literature review of interventions to improve Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

Skivington, K. , Vojt, G., Thomson, H. , Fenton, C. , Campbell, M. and Sweeting, H. (2016) Systematic literature review of interventions to improve Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood. Other. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

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Abstract

The Scottish Government’s policy ‘Supporting young people’s health and wellbeing’ advocates for extra support for those young people thought to be most at risk (1). ‘At risk’ or ‘vulnerable’ young people describe a group of individuals who are at higher risk of poor health outcomes, and have the potential to benefit from additional support to make the successful and healthy transition into adulthood (2). Providing appropriate and relevant support, however, has been identified as a challenge because vulnerable young people are associated with adversity, disability, and disadvantage (3), and therefore mainstream interventions such as those provided within educational settings are unlikely to meet the needs of this particular group. The aim of this review is to synthesise the literature on the current state of knowledge regarding non-clinical interventions intended to improve the mental health, happiness, or mental wellbeing of vulnerable adolescents.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Other)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Campbell, Ms Mhairi and Vojt, Miss Gabriele and Skivington, Dr Kathryn and Fenton, Ms Candida and Thomson, Dr Hilary and Sweeting, Dr Helen
Authors: Skivington, K., Vojt, G., Thomson, H., Fenton, C., Campbell, M., and Sweeting, H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
Publisher:MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit

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