Health4Life Study Shows Mixed Results for Efficacy of School-Based Intervention in Mental Health

by Manisha Kashyap, PhD

The Health4Life study, a randomized controlled trial (RCT) following CONSORT guidelines and prospectively registered with the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, has yielded mixed results in adolescent mental health outcomes. Ethically approved by multiple institutions, including the University of Sydney, Curtin University, and the University of Queensland, this comprehensive initiative aimed to address prevalent risk behaviors among adolescents across New South Wales (NSW), Queensland (QLD), and Western Australia (WA). This Is a particularly good time to publicize any advances in mental health as May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The report was published on May 23, 2024 in Nature Mental Health by scientists from the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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