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Table 1 Percentage of young people reporting each main influence by modality, gender and age group

From: Social influences on seeking help from mental health services, in-person and online, during adolescence and young adulthood

    Main help-seeking influence
   n Me Family Friend Partner Health worker School staff Other
Centres          
Female 12–14 3036 7.8 57.3 5.7 0.6 12.5 11.3 4.8
  15–17 6339 13.4 40.4 8.3 2.5 16.8 12.4 6.2
  18–20 4035 29.1 23.9 10.3 6.6 19.1 4.1 6.9
  21–25 3316 41.2 15.5 9.8 7.7 18.8 0.9 6.1
Male 12–14 1742 6.0 69.0 3.3 0.6 8.3 8.3 4.5
  15–17 3100 11.6 51.5 5.7 2.9 13.5 8.9 6.0
  18–20 2585 25.5 33.1 7.2 8.0 14.0 3.2 8.9
  21–25 2405 32.4 21.7 8.0 12.5 15.8 0.5 9.1
Total   26558 20.9 39.1 7.3 5.2 14.9 6.2 6.6
eheadspace          
Female 12–14 840 64.9 4.8 13.7 0.5 7.3 6.0 2.9
  15–17 2291 69.0 4.3 11.7 1.4 6.8 4.9 2.0
  18–20 1358 73.8 3.4 10.0 3.3 6.3 1.4 1.8
  21–25 1292 81.2 2.2 6.5 4.0 4.1 0.2 1.7
Male 12–14 100 67.4 10.5 9.5 1.1 5.3 5.3 1.1
  15–17 395 65.2 4.0 12.7 3.4 8.2 4.7 1.8
  18–20 345 73.9 2.5 9.9 6.2 6.5 0.6 0.3
  21–25 404 76.7 4.2 9.3 4.0 3.7 0.5 1.6
Total   7025 71.5 4.5 10.4 3.0 6.0 3.0 1.7