‘Review: Improving access to mental health interventions for children from birth to five years: A Scoping Review’
Paper from our CAMH journal
In spite of infants and children aged 0–5 years experiencing mental health difficulties being estimated to be in the range of 6%–18% globally, the mental health care needs for this age group are often overlooked in the design of specialist mental health services. Although there is increasing recognition of the importance of infant mental health services and treatments for younger children, access remains a barrier. Mental health services specifically designed for children 0–5 years are vital; however, little is known about how these services ensure access for infants at risk of mental health difficulties and their families. This scoping review seeks to address this knowledge gap.
Authors: Lyndal Hickey, Louise Harms, Jackson Evans, Tahnee Noakes, Henrietta Lee, Amity McSwan, Helena Bean, Judith Hope, Lynne Allison, Sophie Price, Nicole Harris
First published: 03 May 2023
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