Approximately 10% of children and adolescents experience mental health problems, however only a small proportion receive specialised help.
Identifying approaches which can provide a balanced and effective service for the large number of children and adolescents with problems is currently a major challenge for child and adolescent mental health services in Australia.
In South Australia, following a review in 1983, child and adolescent services were reorganised into two separate but closely related services.
This paper draws on experience in South Australia over the last decade to identify approaches which can be employed in six key areas that significantly influence the effectiveness of child and adolescent mental health services.
The paper also describes the specific features which were included in the South Australian child and adolescent mental health service to address these issues.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Organisation santé, Service santé, Pédopsychiatrie, Australie, Océanie, Information biomédicale, Santé mentale, Gestion hospitalière, Travail équipe, Milieu scolaire, Continuité soins
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Child, Human, Adolescent, Public health organization, Health service, Child psychiatry, Australia, Oceania, Biomedical information, Mental health, Hospital management, Team work, School environment
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0538134
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 01/03/1996.