Upton Young Person's Service report - University of Southampton 2017
Authors : H. J. Christopher, & S. Easton. 2017
Report on the Upturn Young Person's Service by the University of Southampton
The young people (aged 14-18) led to many positive outcomes, namely an ability to control symptoms of anxiety and depression, felt able to now manage worsening life events and to accept and no longer feel ashamed of mental health issues. The young people spoke of being better able to cope with exams and achieve at school or college. They gained confidence, increased motivation and were able to make positive changes to their important relationships.
Example: "My whole life has changed."
PHQ-9 (Depression score): Mean score reduced from 11.06 to 6.88 (sub clinical)
GAD-7 (Anxiety score): Mean score reduced from 11.88 to 7.5
These preliminary results indicate that young people feel significantly less depressed and anxious after accessing the service, alongside significantly improving many important areas of their life.