Social and occupational outcomes for young people who attend early intervention mental health services

Debra J Rickwood, Jason Trethowan and Annette Carruthers
Med J Aust 2022; 216 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51426
Published online: 21 March 2022

To the Editor: We must clarify that the findings of Iorfino and colleagues1 do not apply to headspace clients. This understandable misperception comes from the article’s title, “early intervention mental health services”, and participants coming from “clinics” that “provide both primary care services (headspace) and more specialised services”. Quotes from an InSight+ article2 and the accompanying editorial3 infer that the findings generalise to headspace, but they do not.

  • Debra J Rickwood1,2
  • Jason Trethowan2
  • Annette Carruthers2

  • 1 University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT
  • 2 headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Melbourne, VIC

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