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    The mental health needs of social work students: findings from an Irish survey

    Campbell, Jim and Davidson, Gavin and Kirwan, Gloria and Mccartan, Claire and Mcfadden, Daniel (2024) The mental health needs of social work students: findings from an Irish survey. Social Work Education, 43 (3). pp. 604-620. ISSN 0261-5479

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    It is important to consider the mental health of social work students to promote their wellbeing and to ensure they are prepared for the potential stressors of practice. This cross-sectional survey of social work students (n = 240), the first of its kind on the island of Ireland, provides findings on mental health and a range of associated issues which can help to improve student welfare; the content of social work courses; social work practice; and so, outcomes for service users. The article discusses implications for the delivery of social work education internationally.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Mental health; social work; professional education; Social Determinants of Health; Adverse Childhood Experiences; Student Health Services;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Applied Social Studies
    Item ID: 18564
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    Depositing User: Gloria Kirwan
    Date Deposited: 23 May 2024 08:43
    Journal or Publication Title: Social Work Education
    Publisher: Routledge
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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