In 2016, the Foundation funded two systematic reviews of empirical evaluations of interventions intended to improve health, happiness and wellbeing or reduce inequalities for young people. One review focused on population interventions, while the other reviewed individual interventions. Both reviews covered published and grey literature on studies deemed both unsuccessful and successful and included work conducted in any country where the results may be relevant to Scotland.
The two reviews, resulting from the first stage of the programme, can be downloaded below.
Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood: A Systematic Overview of Population Level Interventions: please click here to download the full report by Dr Joanne McLean (Principal Investigator) of the Mental Health Foundation.
Health, Happiness and Wellbeing for Adolescents Transitioning to Adulthood: A Systematic Review of Individual-Level Interventions for Adolescents from Vulnerable Groups: Please click here to download the full report by Hilary Thomson and colleagues of the MRC/CSO Social and Political Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow.