Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC)

About 10% of young adolescents have emotional and behavioural problems associated with functional impairment. If untreated, these problems may affect educational and occupational attainment and increase the future risk of mental ill-health. They can also complicate management of common physical disorders, like diabetes and asthma.

Early intervention and identifying the precursors of emotional and behavioural problems will improve adult outcomes and enable savings in health, social services and justice system expenses.

With the CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) funding, we are trying to identify the association between physical and mental health by:

  • using a web-based intervention (What’s-Up)
  • analysing pre-existing data.