Skip to content
Skip to main content

About this free course

Download this course

Share this free course

Introduction to adolescent mental health
Introduction to adolescent mental health

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.


Ali, K., Farrer, L., Gulliver, A., et al. (2015) ‘Online Peer-to-Peer Support for Young People With Mental Health Problems: A Systematic Review’, JMIR mental health, vol 2, no. 2, pp. e19.
Baum, K. T., Desai, A., Field, J., et al. (2014) ‘Sleep restriction worsens mood and emotion regulation in adolescents’, Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, vol 55, no. 2, pp. 180–190.
Bohleber, L., Crameri, A., Eich-Stierli, B., et al. (2016) ‘Can We Foster a Culture of Peer Support and Promote Mental Health in Adolescence Using a Web-Based App? A Control Group Study’, JMIR mental health, vol 3, no. 3, pp. e45–e45.
Brunborg, G. S. and Burdzovic Andreas, J. (2019) ‘Increase in time spent on social media is associated with modest increase in depression, conduct problems, and episodic heavy drinking’, Journal of Adolescence, vol 74, no. 201–209.
Buckley, L., Chapman, R. L., Sheehan, M., et al. (2012) ‘Keeping friends safe: a prospective study examining early adolescent’s confidence and support networks’, Educational Studies, vol 38, no. 4, pp. 373–381.
Council for the Curriculum Examinations & Assessment (2020) eSafety [Online]. Available at help/ esafety [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (Accessed 21 December 2021).
Department for Education (2019) Teaching online safety in school [Online]. Available at government/ publications/ teaching-online-safety-in-schools (Accessed 21 December 2021).
Easton, K., Diggle, J., Ruethi-Davis, M., et al. (2017) ‘Qualitative Exploration of the Potential for Adverse Events When Using an Online Peer Support Network for Mental Health: Cross-Sectional Survey’, JMIR mental health, vol 4, no. 4, pp. e49–e49.
Fortuna, K. L., Brooks, J. M., Umucu, E., et al. (2019) ‘Peer Support: a Human Factor to Enhance Engagement in Digital Health Behavior Change Interventions’, Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, vol 4, no. 2, pp. 152–161.
Kelly, Y., Zilanawala, A., Booker, C., et al. (2019) ‘Social Media Use and Adolescent Mental Health: Findings From the UK Millennium Cohort Study’, EClinicalMedicine, vol 6, no. 59–68.
Lambert, N. M., Stillman, T. F., Hicks, J. A., et al. (2013) ‘To Belong Is to Matter: Sense of Belonging Enhances Meaning in Life’, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, vol 39, no. 11, pp. 1418–1427.
Marengo, D., Longobardi, C., Fabris, M. A., et al. (2018) ‘Highly-visual social media and internalizing symptoms in adolescence: The mediating role of body image concerns’, Computers in Human Behavior, vol 82, no. 63–69.
Radovic, A., Gmelin, T., Stein, B. D., et al. (2017) ‘Depressed adolescents’ positive and negative use of social media’, Journal of Adolescence, vol 55, no. 5–15.
Raudsepp, L. (2019) ‘Brief report: Problematic social media use and sleep disturbances are longitudinally associated with depressive symptoms in adolescents’, Journal of Adolescence, vol 76, no. 197–201.
Schaefer, D. R., Simpkins, S. D., Vest, A. E., et al. (2011) ‘The contribution of extracurricular activities to adolescent friendships: New insights through social network analysis’, Developmental Psychology, vol 47, no. 4, pp. 1141–1152.
Scott, H., Biello, S. M. and Woods, H. C. (2019) ‘Identifying drivers for bedtime social media use despite sleep costs: The adolescent perspective’, Sleep Health, vol 5, no. 6, pp. 539–545.
Scottish Government (2017) Internet safety for children and young people: national action plan [Online]. Available at publications/ national-action-plan-internet-safety-children-young-people/ pages/ 8/ (Accessed 21 December 2021).
Stockdale, L. A. and Coyne, S. M. (2020) ‘Bored and online: Reasons for using social media, problematic social networking site use, and behavioral outcomes across the transition from adolescence to emerging adulthood’, Journal of Adolescence, vol 79, no. 173–183.
del Valle, J. F., Bravo, A. and López, M. (2010) ‘Parents and peers as providers of support in adolescents’ social network: a developmental perspective’, Journal of Community Psychology, vol 38, no. 1, pp. 16–27.
Welsh Government (2019) An online safety action plan for children and young people in Wales [Online]. Available at online-safety-action-plan-children-and-young-people (Accessed 21 December 2021).