Mental health

Behaviour change techniques for promoting mental health

Question 13: What is the effectiveness of behaviour change techniques including life skills education in promoting mental health for children and adolescents?

Management of child and adolescent mental disorders

  • Population: primary or secondary school pupils
  • Interventions: school-based interventions
  • Comparison: curricular activities or different school-based interventions
  • Outcomes:
    • reduction in risk behaviour
    • change in knowledge
    • decision-making
    • self-esteem
    • peer pressure resistance.


Non-specialized health care facilities should encourage and collaborate with school-based life skills education, if feasible, to promote mental health in children and adolescents.
Strength of recommendation: STANDARD

Evidence profile