Mental Health Retrospective Study
The Kids are not ok: Emergency Department management of acute mental health crises in children and young people – a retrospective study
Recently there has been an alarming increase in emergency department (ED) mental health presentations (self-harm, depression, and behavioural disorders) by children and adolescents. For young people, EDs are increasingly an initial or recurrent point of contact with the mental health system. Despite the mental health crisis for young people presenting to EDs across Australia, currently very little is known about the patterns, triggers, healthcare costs, and outcomes for these vulnerable patients.
The Mental Health Retrospective Study is part of “The Kids are Not okay” program of research. The Retrospective study specifically aims to describe, in different settings and types of EDs: (a) current patterns and precipitants of ED mental health presentations; (b) prevalence of co-morbid conditions; (c) factors (including demographic, family and other social factors) associated with mental illness and suicidality; and (d) the care provided within the ED and on follow-up.
In this study we will extract retrospective data from the medical records of up to 100 eligible children and young people with a mental health presentation in 2018 per site (aged <18 years), for up to 30 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand. We will also collect data for 12 months before and after their first 2018 presentation.
Australasia, multicentre, non-interventional, retrospective study.
Simon Craig (Monash Health), Franz Babl (MCRI), Meredith Borland (Perth Children’s Hospital), Vicki Anderson (MCRI), Rohan Borschmann (MCRI), Kylie Gray (Warwick University), Michael Gordon (Monash University), Glenn Melvin (Deakin), Harriet Hiscock (MCRI), Katherine Lee (MCRI), Frank Muscara (MCRI), Bruce Tonge (Monash University), Amit Kochar (Women’s and Children’s Hospital), Richard Haslam (MCRI), Emma Tavender (MCRI)
2019 – 2021
NHMRC Medical Research Future Fund Million Minds Mission.
- Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
- Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW, Australia
- Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital, NSW, Australia
- Sunshine Coast University Hospital, QLD, Australia
- Gold Coast University Hospital, QLD, Australia
- Robina Hospital, QLD, Australia
- The Prince Charles Hospital, QLD, Australia
- Queensland Children’s Hospital, QLD, Australia
- Logan Hospital, QLD, Australia
- Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide, SA, Australia
- Austin Health, VIC, Australia
- Royal Children’s Hospital, VIC, Australia
- Monash Medical Centre, VIC, Australia
- Casey Hospital, VIC, Australia
- Barwon Health University Hospital, VIC, Australia
- Angliss Hospital, VIC, Australia
- Box Hill Hospital, VIC, Australia
- Maroondah Hospital, VIC, Australia
- Sunshine Hospital, VIC, Australia
- The Northern Hospital, VIC, Australia
- Frankston Hospital, VIC, Australia
- Warrnambool Hospital, VIC, Australia
- Ballarat Hospital, VIC, Australia
- Perth Children’s Hospital, WA, Australia
- Albany Hospital, WA, Australia
- The Royal Darwin Hospital, NT, Australia
- Royal Hobart Hospital, TAS, Australia
- Tauranga Hospital, Tauranga, New Zealand
- Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
100 records per site, expected sample of 3000 children and young adults aged<18 years of age.