UCD School of Psychology Attend 2nd International Youth Mental Health Conference

Wed, 30 October 13 15:22

The IAYMH was established in 2012 to assist in advocating and collaborating for the mental health needs of young people. The focus of this year’s conference was on how we can improve the health and well-being of young people internationally by placing young people at the forefront of reshaping services. The scientific committee for the conference was made up of international experts in youth mental health including Dr. Barbara Dooley, senior lecturer in the UCD School of Psychology.

UCD School of Psychology gave a total of eight presentations at the conference. Three oral presentations were given by academic staff and five poster presentations were given by post-graduate research students.

M.Psych.Sc. student Donnchadh Murphy was awarded a poster prize at the conference for his research presentation. His research explored how online social normative feedback can promote help-seeking in young adults and was supervised by Dr. Eilis Hennessy.

UCD Oral Presentations:
Dr. Amanda Fitzgerald ‘Factors Associated with Suicide Attempt in a Sample of Young People: The Role of Professional Support in Managing Distress’
Dr. Barbara Dooley ‘Sexual Orientation, Risk and Protective Factors: Data from the My World Survey’
Dr. Eilis Hennessey ‘Stigma and Youth Mental Health Problems: Why Social Context is Important’

UCD Poster Presentations:
Alanna Donnelly ‘Is it working? A mid-review of a new service designed to meet the mental health needs of 16 to 18 year olds in a Dublin-based Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)’
Donnchadh Murphy ‘Using Online Social Normative Feed-Back to Promote Help-Seeking in Young Adults’
Georgina Mullen ‘Internet Use, Loneliness, and Hope: A Comparison Among Young People With and Without Mental Health Difficulties’
Hollie Byrne ‘An Ecology of Bullying and Mental Health: The Mediating Role of School and Family Factors’
Rachel Kenny ‘What Adolescents Want From a Mental Health Mobile App: A Focus Group Study’

There are some photos from the conference on the UCD School of Psychology Facebook page