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Guideline 7: Adopt multiple interventions

Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Children & Youth

Adopt multiple interventions by:

  • identifying population(s) of concern
  • planning a comprehensive approach using multiple strategies, which include building healthy public policy, creating supportive environments, strengthening community action, developing personal skills and reorienting health services
  • using strategies to reach multiple audiences in formats appropriate to their needs and preferences
  • using strategies that reinforce each other to reach a common goal.

Examples include:

  • out-of-school-time programs
  • parent support groups
  • self-help groups
  • skill-building workshops (e.g., behavioural management, anger management)
  • school policies
  • community engagement.

Programs that incorporate Guideline 7 are:

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Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Children and Youth

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