Optimising effective service delivery and long-term outcomes in youth mental health in Ireland.
Implementation of this SIG was informed by three key issues: firstly, a gathering concern over the continuing lack of adolescent or youth mental health teams in Ireland particularly for the post-16 age group...
increasing awareness of the mental health needs of this vulnerable population.
The prevalence of mental health disorders in looked after children is much higher than the general population (42% compared with 8% among 5 to 10 year olds and 49% compared with 11% among 11 to 15year olds...
Promote joined-up interdisciplinary clinical experience and research in order to strengthen partner-approaches and facilitate the resilience and emotional wellbeing of children and families in paediatric settings.