Promoting mental well-being in children and adolescents


SBU has been commissioned by the Swedish government to review the state of knowledge for programs aimed at promoting mental health among children and adolescents. As part of the assignment, SBU will also identify knowledge gaps and highlight areas where more research is needed. The work is carried out in consultation with the Swedish Public Health Agency, the National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden's Municipalities and Regions (SKR), and other actors who have knowledge of the field and are relevant for the implementation of the assignment.


The health promotion work for children and adolescents is carried out primarily by the Swedish regions and municipalities. To be able to implement effective health promotion initiatives, they need to have access to knowledge about which methods and programs that are effective and influence the mental health. This project aims to find interventions with a proven effect, and to identify areas where more research is needed.

Ongoing Projects

Planned to be published: Quarter 4, 2022
Registration no: SBU 2020/430