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Towards early intervention for youth mental health in primary care: a qualitative study of service provider perspectives in two deprived urban areas

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dc.contributor.author Leahy, Dorothy
dc.contributor.author Schaffalitzky, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Bury, Gerard
dc.contributor.author Davis, Rachel
dc.contributor.author Dooley, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Gavin, Blanaid
dc.contributor.author Keane, Rory
dc.contributor.author Keenan, Eamon
dc.contributor.author Latham, Linda
dc.contributor.author Meagher, David
dc.contributor.author McGorry, Pat
dc.contributor.author McNicholas, Fiona
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Ray
dc.contributor.author O'Dea, Ellen
dc.contributor.author O'Keane, Veronica
dc.contributor.author O'Toole, Thomas P.
dc.contributor.author Reilly, Edel
dc.contributor.author Ryan, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Sanci, Lena
dc.contributor.author Smyth, Bobby P.
dc.contributor.author Cullen, Walter
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-28T14:23:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-28T14:23:35Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4604
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Aims: Early intervention in youth mental health is increasingly viewed as easier, cheaper and more effective than traditional approaches to care. GPs, as the healthcare professional most often consulted by young people, have a central role in early detection of youth mental health and addiction disorders. However, international data suggests many young people have concerns bringing these issues to their GP, and GPs themselves experience difficulty identifying and treating mental health issues. The aim of this study is to gain an understanding of the experience of youth mental health and addiction treatment in two deprived urban areas to inform future early intervention practice development. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were recorded with 37 healthcare professionals. Inductive thematic analysis was carried out using QSR NVivo 9. Results: ‘Context’ suggests youth mental health issues are considerably influenced by wider societal context and local factors (e.g. family). Intervention suggests many barriers and enablers to helping young people, be that at the identification, treatment, or engagement stages of intervention. Conclusions: Many factors influence how a young person develops, seeks help for, and engages with treatment for mental and substance use disorders. This knowledge is useful in developing interventions in primary care that are specific to deprived urban areas. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Psychology, Health and Medicine 10th Annual Conference;
dc.subject youth mental health en_US
dc.title Towards early intervention for youth mental health in primary care: a qualitative study of service provider perspectives in two deprived urban areas en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor HRB en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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