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Helping children and youth access mental health information online

June 19, 2014

What does the average child or youth in Canada want to know about mental health and how do they search for this information online? A synthesis report provides insight from three separate studies funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, including a literature review, a qualitative report, and a mixed methods report.

Aimed at educators, health care providers, and decision-makers, the report’s key recommendations include:

  • Create and identify high-quality child & youth-centric mental health knowledge online
  • Develop a common language that will help improve mental health literacy online
  • Create new and exciting opportunities to engage children and youth online
  • Improve access to mental health information online
  • Inform and build knowledge online in a way that supports the MHCC’s efforts to reduce stigma

EENet has developed a Research Report Round-up of the report “A Foundation for Online Knowledge Mobilization in Child and Youth Mental Health.”

Research Report Round-ups are brief summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format.

You can read a summary of the report on the EENet website.

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