Think positive: a mental health promotion website for 12 to 18 year olds.

Murie, Jill and Dickson, Adele (2002) Think positive: a mental health promotion website for 12 to 18 year olds. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 4 (1). pp. 26-33.

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The Internet is a comprehensive but largely unevaluated archive of health information accessible to adolescents. The paper describes an initiative to establish a mental health promotion site acceptable to those between 12 and 18 and to evaluate its success. It was found that, while an accessible and effective resource for targeting young people, its place in clinical practice depends on whether the information provided is accurate and reliable, access secure and confidential, design acceptable to users, and development supported by health service staff and professional bodies. Guidelines are recommended.

Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 1462-3730
Uncontrolled Keywords: evaluation; health education; internet; mental health; young people;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Science and Health Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 362 Social welfare problems & services
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Item ID: 4884
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 13:26
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 13:47

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