Accelerating youth mental health services research

Sue M. Cotton, Kate M. Filia, Matthew P. Hamilton, Caroline X. Gao, Jana M. Menssink, Nic Telford, Patrick McGorry, Debra Rickwood

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Objective: We describe a research program to advance youth mental health service research in Australia, addressing two core knowledge gaps: the lack of available routine outcome measures and lack of understanding of how to assess and monitor complexity and heterogeneity in illness presentation and trajectory. Conclusions: Our research identifies better routine outcome measures (ROM) that are: designed specifically for the developmental nuances of the 12–25-year age range; multidimensional; and meaningful to young people, their carers, and service providers. Alongside much-needed new measures of complexity and heterogeneity, these tools will inform service providers to better meet the needs of young people presenting with mental health problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-294
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Issue number3
Early online date6 Apr 2023
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023


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