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Contributions of universal school-based mental health promotion to the wellbeing of adolescents and preadolescents: a systematic review of educational interventions

Contributions of universal school-based mental health promotion to the wellbeing of adolescents... The study aims to determine the contributions of universal school-based educational programs to the current and future worldwide youth mental health condition.Design/methodology/approachA systematic search was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA 2020 guidelines. Academic education and health databases including ERIC, Education Database, APA PsycInfo, APA PsycArticles, Psychology Database, and PubMed were used. Characteristics and outcomes of educational interventions developed in school settings and education potential for mental health promotion were examined.FindingsUniversal school-based mental health educational programs positively affect preadolescents and adolescents. The study review provided further insight into educational programs' characteristics and identified two primary curricula foci: mental health education and development of resiliency traits and skills.Originality/valueResearch on mental health promotion using a pedagogical approach is rare as most studies focus on mental health symptomatology and psychotherapy techniques training. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Education Emerald Publishing

Contributions of universal school-based mental health promotion to the wellbeing of adolescents and preadolescents: a systematic review of educational interventions

Health Education , Volume 122 (5): 20 – Jun 28, 2022

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Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0965-4283
DOI
10.1108/he-07-2021-0106
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Abstract

The study aims to determine the contributions of universal school-based educational programs to the current and future worldwide youth mental health condition.Design/methodology/approachA systematic search was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA 2020 guidelines. Academic education and health databases including ERIC, Education Database, APA PsycInfo, APA PsycArticles, Psychology Database, and PubMed were used. Characteristics and outcomes of educational interventions developed in school settings and education potential for mental health promotion were examined.FindingsUniversal school-based mental health educational programs positively affect preadolescents and adolescents. The study review provided further insight into educational programs' characteristics and identified two primary curricula foci: mental health education and development of resiliency traits and skills.Originality/valueResearch on mental health promotion using a pedagogical approach is rare as most studies focus on mental health symptomatology and psychotherapy techniques training.

Journal

Health EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 28, 2022

Keywords: Mental health promotion; Educational intervention; Resilience; Emotional wellbeing; Adolescents; Preadolescents

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