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    Caring for young minds in Ireland


    McGilloway, Sinéad and Donnelly, Michael (2000) Caring for young minds in Ireland. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 30 (4). pp. 114-116. ISSN 2051-6967

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    Abstract

    "Society...has a choice whether or not to acknowledge the importance of the mental health of its children [and young people] and invest in it appropriately or not...if we are to change things, action is needed now".1 Recent years have seen an upsurge of interest among policymakers, researchers and practitioners - throughout the UK and elsewhere - in the growing number of young people aged under 25 who are developing mental health problems. The research evidence2 indicates that approximately one in five children and adolescents have mental ill health, a figure all the more disturbing in view of further evidence suggesting that the majority rarely reach specialist services.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Ireland; mental health problems; adolescents; teenagers; children; mental health provision; mental health services;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 9310
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0790966700005954
    Depositing User: Dr. Sinéad McGilloway
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 15:34
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
    Refereed: Yes
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