One of the key findings from the Mental Health Needs Assessment, carried out by the National Youth Health Programme in 2015, was the need to support organisations, practitioners and young people access appropriate mental health services.
In response to this need a Youth Mental Health Signposting tool was developed and launched. It provides information on available youth mental health services, training programmes, community supports and children’s rights.
Mental health has been identified by young people and those working with them as the number one area of importance in the National Youth Strategy 2015-2020. The topic of mental health also arises regularly in the interactions between the NYHP and the youth sector.
If young people don’t feel like they have someone to talk to or somewhere they can go to for support and expert care, how can they be helped? The unfortunate truth for many is that they can’t, which can lead to very sad, and often tragic, endings for some
To access this newly launched resource click Youth Mental Health Signposting Tool