Young Peoples Health Matters
With mental health being the primary health concern affecting young people today, the development of accessible and appropriate services has never been more important. Access to early and timely support is the key to resolving many of the difficulties that young people experience.
Evidence based research has identified that 75% of mental disorders appear before the age of 25. Considering this fact, early intervention has never been more relevant.
Mindspace Mayo is that early intervention. It is a free, non-judgemental and confidential service for young people aged 15 – 25.
1-in-3 young people will experience mental health distress. Mindspace Mayo will assist young people meet the demands of life. The aim is to ensure that when young people are struggling, they get the support they need, when and where they need it.
Mindspace offers a support service to young people presenting with anything from common concerns (e.g. dealing with break-up, exam stress) to young people with emerging mental health difficulties such as mild depression and anxiety.
Mindspace Mayo is about building resilience at this pivotal stage of life.
It’s about supporting young people when and where they need it.
It is at this stage, when issues first arise, that young people should be engaged with, so that they can build the resilience they need. Evidence suggests that taking a preventative approach can reduce the prevalence of lifelong mental health difficulties
Mindspace Mayo want to make it as easy as possible for young people to access support and therefore there are multiple access points into the service including email, text, phone, call in for appointment during office hours and referral. The service is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.
The environment in which we deliver services plays a crucial role in defining how we value and respect young people and the Mindspace building sets a positive welcoming environment for any young person to attend.
Central to the development of the service has been the establishment of a youth panel, who act as a representative voice for young people throughout Mayo. As well as assisting with the decision making processes within the service the youth panel play an active role in representing Mindspace at a community level.
For further information on Mindspace Mayo please see our website www.mindspacemayo.ie or contact Project Manager Peadar Gardiner on 094-9067001