Youth Mental Health - Resource Guidelines

These guidelines are designed to assist agencies to develop youth friendly mental health resources via print, online or social media. They may also be useful for agencies in choosing resources from other providers and sectors.

YMH Guidelines

The guidelines will help to ensure that the information presented to young people is done so in a way that is relevant, attractive and accessible to them. The guidelines do not outline best practice regarding particular mental health topics or issues. Therefore it is essential before developing any resources to ensure the content aligns with current best evidence and has specialist input, particularly if your agency does not work in mental health.

The guidelines have been developed by Youthline in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development and combine best practice knowledge in youth development and information gathered from consultation with agencies and young people.