New paper alert & open access: Universal school-based mental health programmes in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and narrative synthesis

 

Anxiety and depression are amongst the most prevalent mental health disorders with a global prevalence amongst children and adolescents of 13.4%. The onset of these disorders typically occurs during childhood and adolescence and may persist into adulthood if left untreated. Moreover, children and adolescents exposed to social disadvantages, such as living in poverty, a lack of adequate health or social services, found in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), are at increased risk of developing mental health disorders.1

 

1 Universal school-based mental health programmes in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and narrative synthesis – ScienceDirect