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Mental health and wellbeing among adolescents in Scotland: profile and trends

The Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) is a continuation of a long established series of national surveys on smoking, drinking and drug use. It is the Scottish Government’s main source of prevalence data on adolescent substance use. The data on substance use is collected alongside other contextual lifestyle, health and social factors.

This report explores trends in mental health and wellbeing and explores the factors which best predict higher and lower mental health and wellbeing. All differences commented on in the report are statistically significant.