The complex nature of mental ill-health, developmental milestones and the transition to secondary boarding school.
This Rural Connections article discusses the challenges faced by students in transition to boarding school. Highlights from the article:
- Further research is required to understand mental ill-health among boarding students.
- Culturally informed and responsive practices are needed to guide developmental and mental health understandings when working with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- A re-orientation towards the enormous potential of adolescence as a window of opportunity to offer positive intervention and prevention for young people experiencing, and at risk of, mental ill-health, seems particularly crucial.
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