WhatWorks? Young people asked to anonymously share their take on Mental Health and the Real World! An interesting read on why we must rethink the use of the word ‘commit’…

Have you heard about WhatWorks4U.org? Whatworks4u.org is about gathering information from young people about what has/hasn’t worked in relation to mental health treatments. Young people who have experienced mental health problems are encouraged to assist in the building of knowledge about ‘what worked for you’! i.e. symptoms, treatments (what has and hasn’t worked), which health professionals were helpful and even the side effects from treatments! Best thing is, this is completely anonymous!

Whatworks4u.org is run by a group of researchers at Orygen Youth Health Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Orygen is the largest youth mental health research centre in Australia and its current research program aims to find out more about the factors that influence mental disorders, in order to prevent and/or reduce their impact on young people.”

Becoming part of providing professionals with real world experiences will take around 15 minutes.

WHAT ELSE IS NEWS? Well, we all know IIOY likes to keep up to date with research and read relevant articles that could impact how we act, talk, proceed when working with young people! We found this article by Susan Beaton MAPS, beyondblue Suicide Prevention Advisor, Dr Peter Forster MAPS, University of Worcester and Dr Myfanwy Maple MAASW, University of New England very interesting! Below is a table which gives us a brief look into appropriate language when reporting/writing about suicide. Check out the article hereNeed someone to talk to? Lifeline 13 11 14 or visit their website for links to more resources.

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