Systematic literature review of interventions to improve Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood [protocol]: [protocol]

Gabriele Vojt, Hilary Thomson, Ann Fenton, Mhairi Campbell, Helen Sweeting, Danny Wight, Stewart W Mercer, Michael J Green, Kathryn Skivington

Research output: Other contribution


The Scottish Government’s policy ‘Supporting young people’s health and
wellbeing’ advocates for extra support for those young people thought to be
most at risk (1). ‘At risk’ or ‘vulnerable’ young people describe a group of
individuals who are at higher risk of poor health outcomes, and have the
potential to benefit from additional support to make the successful and healthy
transition into adulthood (2). Providing appropriate and relevant support,
however, has been identified as a challenge because vulnerable young people
are associated with adversity, disability, and disadvantage (3), and therefore
mainstream interventions such as those provided within educational settings
are unlikely to meet the needs of this particular group. The aim of this review
is to synthesise the literature on the current state of knowledge regarding
non-clinical interventions intended to improve the mental health, happiness, or
mental wellbeing of vulnerable adolescents.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
PublisherMRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

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