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Digital video interventions and mental health literacy among young people: a scoping review.

Ito-Jaeger, Sachiyo and Perez Vallejos, Elvira and Curran, Thomas and Spors, Velvet and Long, Yunfei and Liguori, Antonia and Warwick, Melaneia and Wilson, Michael and Crawford, Paul (2021) 'Digital video interventions and mental health literacy among young people: a scoping review.' Journal of Mental Health. ISSN 0963-8237

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Abstract

Background Mental health literacy is important as it relates to understanding mental illness, increasing help-seeking efficacy, and reducing mental illness-related stigma. One method to improve the mental health literacy of young people is a digital video intervention. Aims A scoping review was conducted to map existing research in the area of digital video interventions for mental health literacy among young people. Methods The scoping review was conducted following the PRISMA-ScR checklist. All results were screened based on our inclusion criteria. Results Seventeen studies were selected for analysis. In most studies (n=14), a digital video was the only intervention whereas three studies took a multi-intervention approach. Only two of the digital video interventions were co-created with people with mental illness or university students. All studies showed positive results in favor of digital video interventions in at least one component of mental health literacy or compared to one of the comparison conditions. Conclusions Digital video interventions represent effective tools for enhancing mental health literacy. However, there is a need for active involvement of end-users in co-creation and to attend to the production quality so that the digital video intervention is as relevant, informed, and effective as possible.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental health literacy; scoping review; digital; video; young people; mental disorder; co-creation
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2021 12:22
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 12:22
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31079

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