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    Prevalence and Nature of Mental Health Problems Among Single, Homeless People in Belfast, Northern Ireland


    McGilloway, Sinéad and Donnelly, Michael (2001) Prevalence and Nature of Mental Health Problems Among Single, Homeless People in Belfast, Northern Ireland. International Journal of Mental Health, 30 (3). pp. 40-49. ISSN 0020-7411

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    Abstract

    There has been growing concern about the increasing numbers of homeless people with mental ill health, many of whom may be falling through the "net" of mental health services [1]. A recent large UK study [2]-which excludes Northern Ireland (NI)-provided a comprehensive picture of the prevalence of mental morbidity among homeless people. However, there is still some uncertainty about the extent and severity of mental disorders among this population. Furthermore, hostel staff in Belfast (NI) and elsewhere have expressed concerns about their capacity to provide appropriate care and support. Approximately 1 percent of the NI population (21,000) were registered as "statutory homeless" (i.e., as opposed to the "hidden homeless") during 1995-96,40 percent of whom were considered "vulnerable" (e.g., because of physical or mental disability).

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: To cite this article: Sinéad McGilloway & Michael Donnelly (2001) Prevalence and Nature of Mental Health Problems Among Single, Homeless People in Belfast, Northern Ireland, International Journal of Mental Health, 30:3, 40-49, DOI: 10.1080/00207411.2001.11449524
    Keywords: homelessness; Northern Ireland; mental health problems; mental illness; disability;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 9309
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/00207411.2001.11449524
    Depositing User: Dr. Sinéad McGilloway
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 14:49
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health
    Publisher: M.E. Sharpe Inc.
    Refereed: Yes
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