Adolescent mental health, substance abuse and pain in a post conflict region of Sri Lanka

Chief Investigator: Professor Christian Mallen 
Principal Investigator: Dr Kaushalya Jayaweera (Institute for Research and Development, Sri Lanka)
Funder: Newton Fund
Year: 2017-2019
Study design:  Survey design and semi-structured interviews

Primary objective:


To explore the prevalence of common mental disorders, substance abuse and pain among adolescents in the Vavuniya district of Sri Lanka, and to capture the attitudes and beliefs of adolescents and adults towards mental health disorders.