This project examined the relationship between mental health and educational outcomes, whilst accounting for childhood, familial, and community level risk factors. Linked administrative data provided demographic, health, and academic outcomes for children born in Western Australia between 1991 and 2002. Overall, the yearly prevalence of children with a mental health service contact increased between 1980 and 2010. Parental mental health service use and child protection involvement were found to be risk factors for poor educational and mental health outcomes. These findings suggest that a collaborative approach between agencies in the provision of support for children and families is important.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||5 Oct 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2015|