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The co-creation and implementation of an adolescent school-based mental health intervention in Viet Nam: key findings

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Written by Fiona Samuels, José Manuel Roche, Hoang-Minh Dang, Ha Ho, Phuong Nguyen, Van Vu, Dao Kieu, Ngoc Nguyen, Ha Le, Emma Samman, Georgia Plank, Roshni Chakraborty, Arnaldo Pellini

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This report is the final product of a 2020-23 programme of work addressing the mental health needs of youth and adolescents (aged 10-19) in Tanzania and Vietnam through the co-creation and piloting of in-person and digital approaches. In Viet Nam, the study focused on eight schools in Vinh City and Nha Trang.

Building on our baseline findings and using mixed method approaches (including individual and group interviews, and surveys incorporating a range of mental health indicators), this report analyses the effects of the intervention. After describing the co-creation process and the intervention itself, the report evaluates changes in adolescent awareness of mental health, their coping strategies, their knowledge of and access to supportive services and mental health outcomes.

The Excel file in 'Annex tables data' (below) contains supplementary tables providing full regression result corresponding to Annex 2.