My World Survey: improving youth mental health in Ireland

"My World Survey (MWS), led by UCD, is the largest national survey on youth mental health. This research has made significant contributions to policies and practice in youth mental health. It has informed national policy debate, and is referenced in various policy documents, such as the Healthy Ireland Framework and Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide.

MWS also provided a body of evidence to community-based services like Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, helping them plan for Ireland’s future mental health needs. The findings from MWS are therefore contributing to the psychological wellbeing of tens of thousands of young people across the country.

The MWS report, downloaded over 8,700 times, was launched in 2012 by the Minister for Mental Health, Disability and Older People. It was extensively covered in 6 television broadcasts, 25 newspaper prints and 24 radio programmes."