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Bates, T and Illback, RJ and Scanlan, F and Carroll, L (2009) Somewhere to turn to, someone to talk to. Dublin: Headstrong – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

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Somewhere To Turn To, Someone To Talk To illustrates the experiences of young people growing up in Ireland today and depicts the mental health challenges and difficulties that they face. This report begins with the story of Headstrong - The National Centre for Youth Mental Health and how it began the journey towards understanding young people and their concerns about their mental health and well-being. We provide a snapshot of the most up-to-date statistics and research findings about young people in Ireland and their mental health, and we present what young people have told us about their experience of the current mental health system in Ireland.

This report introduces Jigsaw, an inno- vative model for systemic change, which was shaped by consultations with young people, service providers and the finest examples of best-practice in youth mental health that could be found around the world. We outline the model and we detail how Jigsaw comes to life in a community. We include two case studies, where Jigsaw is working in Ireland. Each of these case studies demonstrates how Jigsaw adapts to the unique circumstances of young people and their communities.

Call No:GA2.4, TA14, VH4.2
Pages:94 p.
Publisher:Headstrong – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health
Place of Publication:Dublin
Accession Number:HRB 4682 (Available), HRB 4683 (Available)
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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