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Mental health services and treatment
At any point in time, one in seven Australian children will experience a mental health problem and half of all adult mental health problems are known to begin before the age of 14 years. However, many Australian children are missing out on mental health care.
Left untreated, these problems can persist into adolescence and into adulthood with adverse consequences including early school dropout, peer relationship issues, drug and alcohol offending, and lost productivity in the workforce. Early prevention and intervention is therefore essential.
Potential causes of this include:
Prof Hiscock is running related projects through the Community Health Services Research Group at MCRI. Project details are listed below.You can also read more about projects within the Community Health Services Research Group here.
Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD); Young Minds Matter Survey (YMMS); Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC); The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH; Epic); Australian Paediatric Research Network (APRN)
RCH Foundation; NHMRC Project Grant (‘Towards an evidence-based and equitable mental health system for children in Australia’)