HEADS-ED Mental Health Screening Tool for Children and Young People
The HEADS-ED is a validated, easy-to-use screening tool that primary care providers can use during a patient visit to identify a child/youth’s mental health needs, along with local services, supports and relevant patient education materials.
Seven variables are incorporated into the use of the HEADS-ED tool:
Activities and peers
Drugs and alcohol
Emotions, behaviours, thought disturbance
These psychosocial items are used to classify patients into:
(0) No action needed
(1) Needs action but not immediate
(2) Needs immediate action
* The HEADS-ED is a screening tool and is not intended to replace clinical judgment. Please read the terms and conditions of use.
Target Population/Age Group: Children and Adolescents.
Time to Administer: ~ 5 minutes.
Completed by: Physicians
Scoring: Scoring is done automatically when completed online.