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O'Reilly, Aileen and Illback, Robert and Peiper, Nicholas and O'Keeffe, Lynsey and Clayton, Richard (2015) Youth engagement with an emerging Irish mental health early intervention programme (Jigsaw): participant characteristics and implications for service delivery. Journal of Mental Health , 24 , (5) , pp. 283-288.

Data about young people who engage with Jigsaw are captured through an online system designed to record salient clinical, case management, service delivery, and outcome information. Participant characteristics are summarised to portray the young people who engaged with the service for the first time during 2013 (N = 2420).

RESULTS
The majority of young people engaging with Jigsaw were female, aged 15-17 years, and were referred by their parents. Over half were in full-time education, although many 21-25-year-olds were unemployed. Young people presented with a range of difficulties which varied by age and gender. They reported high levels of distress, with age and gender having a significant impact on their well-being.


Item Type:Article
Date:2015
Page Range:pp. 283-288
Volume:24
Number:5
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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