The impact and reach of web-based parenting guidelines to prevent childhood depression and anxiety: Findings from online user surveys

Wan Hua Sim, Andrea E Jones, Anthony F Jorm, Marie B H Yap

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An online study was conducted to evaluate a new set of web-based parenting guidelines for the prevention of childhood depression and anxiety ( Visitors to the website were invited to respond to a demographic survey. Users who consented to a follow-up evaluation survey were emailed a survey web link a month later, asking their appraisals of the guidelines and actions taken as a result of accessing the guidelines. The findings suggest that the parenting guidelines were generally well-received by users and may be disseminated as a universal resource to parents and carers for the prevention of childhood depression and anxiety.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalMental Health & Prevention
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2017


  • Children
  • Evaluation
  • Internalizing
  • Public health
  • Universal prevention

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