Hot Topic 3: The Change Imperative: The youth mental health paradigm as a model for mental health reform in Ireland


Hot Topic 3: The Change Imperative: The youth mental health paradigm as a model for mental health reform in Ireland

(Approved by CPsychI for 1 External or Internal CPD credit)

This talk will combine epidemiological evidence on the prevalence of mental ill-health among youth populations with a critique of Ireland’s current mental health policy and services. In this talk, a case will be made for rethinking and reforming existing mental health policy and service structures in Ireland, with particular reference to mental health services for young people during the developmental periods of adolescence and young adulthood.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Update on the latest epidemiological evidence on rates of mental ill-health among youth populations in Ireland and internationally
2. Introduction to the youth mental health paradigm and current opinion on the rationale for youth mental health reforms internationally
3. Overview of the youth mental health model of care as a potential blueprint for mental health reform in Ireland

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