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Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents with a group cognitive intervention

Garmy, Pernilla LU ; Berg, Agneta and Clausson, Eva K (2014) In British Journal of School Nursing 9(1). p.24-29
Abstract
Background: Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents is an important school health concern, but there is a need to investigate the suitability of the interventions used.

Aim: To investigate the experiences of school health professionals in conducting a universal school-based program aimed at preventing depressive symptoms in adolescents.

Methods: Twenty-two school health professionals participated in four focus groups. The interviews were analyzed using qualitative content analysis.

Findings: The overall theme was “striking a balance between strictly following the manual and meeting the students’ needs”. Three subthemes emerged: “doing good and sowing seeds for the future”, “working with... (More)
Background: Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents is an important school health concern, but there is a need to investigate the suitability of the interventions used.

Aim: To investigate the experiences of school health professionals in conducting a universal school-based program aimed at preventing depressive symptoms in adolescents.

Methods: Twenty-two school health professionals participated in four focus groups. The interviews were analyzed using qualitative content analysis.

Findings: The overall theme was “striking a balance between strictly following the manual and meeting the students’ needs”. Three subthemes emerged: “doing good and sowing seeds for the future”, “working with insufficient tools”, and “personal development as a professional and as an individual”.

Conclusions: School health professionals conducting the programme found it valuable in a school setting, but considered support from the school administration essential. (Less)
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Health promotion, Group Cognitive Intervention, School, Prevention Program, Depressive Symptoms, Adolescents, Experience, School Health Professional
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British Journal of School Nursing
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9
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1
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24 - 29
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Mark Allen
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1752-2803
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English
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  abstract     = {Background: Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents is an important school health concern, but there is a need to investigate the suitability of the interventions used. <br/><br>
Aim: To investigate the experiences of school health professionals in conducting a universal school-based program aimed at preventing depressive symptoms in adolescents. <br/><br>
Methods: Twenty-two school health professionals participated in four focus groups. The interviews were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. <br/><br>
Findings: The overall theme was “striking a balance between strictly following the manual and meeting the students’ needs”. Three subthemes emerged: “doing good and sowing seeds for the future”, “working with insufficient tools”, and “personal development as a professional and as an individual”. <br/><br>
Conclusions: School health professionals conducting the programme found it valuable in a school setting, but considered support from the school administration essential.},
  author       = {Garmy, Pernilla and Berg, Agneta and Clausson, Eva K},
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Mark Allen},
  series       = {British Journal of School Nursing},
  title        = {Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents with a group cognitive intervention},
  volume       = {9},
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