RSE Scotland Foundation (2016-2017)
In 2016 the RSE Scotland Foundation (The Foundation) commissioned a systematic overview titled ‘Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood: A Systematic Overview of Population Level Interventions’. It is one of two linked reviews commissioned by a charity connected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
The main aim of this project was to systematically review and synthesise the research evidence on the impact of population interventions that were intended to improve health, happiness and wellbeing and/or reduce inequalities for young people undergoing transition to adulthood.
The findings are presented in terms of the following themes:
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Tobacco free living
- Preventing drug abuse and excessive drinking
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Violence and abuse free living
- Active living
- Healthy eating
- General health
This systematic overview was undertaken by a consortium led by the Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Strathclyde, University of Edinburgh, University of Stirling and Children in Scotland. The consortium was supported by an Expert Advisory Group of major authorities in this field, who advised the Project Team at key points. An Adolescent and Young Adult Stakeholder Group (AYASG) brought a live perspective enabling the review process and outputs to be influenced by, and have relevance to, the priorities of adolescents experiencing the transition to adulthood in Scotland today.
The final report was published in February 2017.