Supporting the Mental Health of your Family Member
Mental health is as important as physical health. Adolescence is a unique and formative stage. Physical, emotional and social changes can make adolescents vulnerable to mental health problems. Protecting adolescents from adversity, promoting socio-emotional learning and psychological well-being, and ensuring access to mental health care are critical for their health and well-being during adolescence and adulthood. Learn ways you can support your adolescent family member.
UNODC Family Skills Programmes
Evidence-based family skills training programmes have been found to be the most effective way to prevent substance use among children and adolescents after nurse home-visitation programmes. These programmes target the whole family and offer skills-building for parents on monitoring and supervision of children’s activities, communication and setting age-appropriate limits.