[Preuve d'actions sensibles à la sexospécificité afin de promouvoir la santé mentale: Santé des jeunes – une intervention pansociétale]
The WHO Regional Office for Europe supports Member States in improving adolescent health by recommending comprehensive, multisectoral and evidence-informed adolescent health approaches; by delineating the critical contribution of the health sector; by fostering actions towards reducing inequalities; and by addressing gender as a key determinant of adolescent health. This publication aims to support this work in the framework of the European strategy for child and adolescent health and development, and is part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe contribution to the development of a new policy framework for Europe, Health 2020, for which the WHO Regional Office for Europe has been mandated by the 53 Member States.
The publication gives a summary of effective interventions and good practices in promoting mental health and managing mental health problems. It also explains the impact of gender norms, values and discrimination on the health of adolescents relevant to mental health. Through a review of the existing evidence, it looks at why is it important to look at gender as a determinant of adolescent’s health, what are the main differences between girls and boys in exposure to risk, norms and values and access to services, and what are the different responses from the health sector and the community.