MSPGH Seminar: 28th February 2018 – Piloting an intervention to improve social inclusion for young people affected by psychosocial disability in Uttarakhand, India

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 28th February 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Associate Professor Michelle Kermode, Nossal Institute for Global Health,
Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, The University of Melbourne

The experience of social exclusion can be both a cause and a consequence of poor mental health for young people. We piloted an intervention to improve social inclusion for young people affected by psychosocial disability (PSD) in Uttarakhand, India, and assessed changes in mental health, social difficulties and social inclusion outcomes using mixed methods. The findings clearly demonstrate that perceptions of social inclusion and mental health of young people with PSD can be strengthened through participation in a low-resource, context appropriate, short-term, peer led intervention involving group discussions and a supported curriculum.

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