Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Research and analysis: Mental health: needs of gang-affiliated young people

Research and analysis: Mental health: needs of gang-affiliated young people

This briefing aims to understand and address the mental health needs of gang-affiliated young people, and outlines the:
extent of mental illness in gang members
relationships between gang-affiliation and poor mental health
shared risk factors that contribute to both

It also emphasises the need for a life course approach to prevention that:
addresses risk factors
promotes resilience in young people
provides appropriate support for vulnerable young people

The briefing summarises evidence of the types of interventions that can:
protect children from antisocial behaviour and poor mental health
treat mental illness in vulnerable young people
Public Health England

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