HEADSS is an evidence-based psychosocial assessment which provides a framework in which information can be gathered about a young person’s life. HEADSS is an acronym, representing the following domains: Home; Education and employment, eating and exercise; Activities and peer relationships, social media; Drug use, including prescribed medications, cigarettes, vaping, alcohol and other drugs; Sexuality and gender; Suicide, self-harm, safety and spirituality. The questions are typically asked in an order from least sensitive to most stigmatizing topics, although the format is flexible and with Tickit, respondents have the option to answer topics in the order they prefer.
HEADSS has been used by several Tickit clients and partners, including Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (read the case study) and Maari Ma Health (read the case study.)
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