Video length: Five short videos, each 5 minutes or under.
This video series encourages help-seeking by providing useful information about support services and the process of seeking help. It helps students differentiate between support services, such as general practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers, and addresses concerns that young people may have, such as concerns about confidentiality, medication, and stigma.
- Increased awareness of support services.
This video series was developed specifically for young people and provides detailed information about different types of health professionals, what they do, and how they can help. The series is age-appropriate and credible, with a high production quality and a simple question-answer interview format. The videos focus on help-seeking for mental health issues. Drugs and alcohol are not explicitly discussed; nonetheless this is an excellent resource for promoting help-seeking behaviour more generally. It allays common fears that young people may have about seeking help by providing specific information about costs, referrals, medication, the format and frequency of appointments, and confidentiality. The video successful depicts health professionals as non-threatening and accessible, and may help teenagers feel more confident to seek help.
*Review provided by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.