The YSEP-D Youth Study

The University of Adelaide’s Department of Psychiatry is currently looking for 340 volunteers to help them with their research of investigating the effectiveness of stepped care models in Australian mental health services referring young people in the Northern Adelaide region.

The aim of this project is to measure how care under a ‘single-entry point’ (SEP), stepped care model referral program affects young adults diagnosed with depression, including how their symptoms might change over time and feedback about their treatment program.

Participants will be asked to answer some short questionnaires on their medical history, symptoms, and functioning and quality of life, on one occasion for approximately 60-90 minutes. Participants will also be invited to undertake a brief computer-based assessment that tests their cognition (thinking). Study enrolment consists of three visits (prior to and following treatment commencement in the SEP referral program).

Who can take part? If you are aged between 18 and 24 years, have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and have been referred through a SEP care program, then we would like to hear from you.

If you would like to participate or obtain more information on the study, please contact the Principal Investigator (A/Prof Oliver Schubert) or Maleesa via email or calling (08) 8313 7676. You can leave a message 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.