Special Issue "Mental Health: Young People's Social and Emotional Wellbeing"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 4145
Interests: health promotion; young people’s health and wellbeing
Globally, the World Health Organisation estimates that 1 in 7 young people experience a mental health condition, and supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people has become a global public health priority. Young people’s mental health is shaped by a complex range of vulnerabilities and protective factors, including peer and family relationships, and education, socio-economic, political and environmental influences, as well as the physical, emotional and relational changes associated with adolescence. The impacts of social media and global challenges, such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, are increasingly recognised for their adverse effects on young people’s social and emotional wellbeing. Young people with mental health conditions are at a greater risk of experiencing poorer outcomes and are more likely to encounter social exclusion, discrimination and stigma. Thus, identifying effective ways to support young people’s mental health is much needed.
This Special Issue invites contributions that directly focus on young people’s mental health and wellbeing, including the importance of young people’s social relationships and contexts in shaping their emotional wellbeing. Examples of approaches that draw upon young people’s assets and agency in the promotion of their mental health are particularly welcomed, along with papers that directly engage with young people’s own perspectives and experiences of mental health.
Dr. Grace Spencer
Dr. Jill Thompson
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- young people
- mental health
- social relationships
- social support
- risk factors
- emotional wellbeing
- social determinants of mental health