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Table 1 Youth StepCare treatment model

From: Youth StepCare: a pilot study of an online screening and recommendations service for depression and anxiety among youth patients in general practice

StepSymptom SeverityPHQ-9 (GAD-7) score rangeSuicidal IdeationTreatment RecommendationMonitoring
0Nil-Minimal0–4 (0–4)0No action requiredNot required
1Mild5–9 (5–9)1Referral to a web-based psychoeducation programFortnightly for 12 weeks
2Moderate10–19 (10–14)2Referral to a psychologist; Consider referral to Child and Adolescent psychiatrist; Referral to web-based psychoeducation program and online cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT).Fortnightly for 12 weeks
3Severe20+ (15+)3Referral to a psychologist or Child and Adolescent psychiatrist; Referral to web-based psychoeducation program and online CBT.Fortnightly for 12 weeks