Theme A - Reviewing the Evidence
Led by Professor Tony Jorm, Theme A aims to review the current evidence on strategies to prevent and respond to childhood adversity and associated depression, anxiety and suicidality through a series of systematic literature reviews and meta analyses. After reviewing the evidence, we will convene a panel of experts including people with lived experience and experts from education, social services and health service sectors to participate in a Delphi study. The Delphi study will enable us to determine what interventions will be the most appropriate for reducing the negative impacts of adversities on children’s mental health in real life settings. We will also include health economic analyses to understand what interventions represent the best value.