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20/10/2009

Tool Information

Settings: Education
MHP Steps: Implementation
Country of Origin: Ireland
Languages: English
URL: Click here for Tool Website

Evaluation: Yes
Free: Not available
Restrictions on Use: Not available
Tool Focus: Individual
Tool Type: Educational/Training

Tool Description

The MindOut programme is a ten-session training module that can be used for Transition Year and Fifth Year groups in Irish secondary schools (16-17 year olds). It is now being piloted with Youthreach Centres in the West of Ireland. It takes a positive approach to the promotion of emotional and social health amongst all young people, viewing mental health as a resource for everyday living and without necessarily referring to mental illness. The emphasis is on the wide and varied range of strategies available to young people to cope with stressful or challenging situations, from personal coping skills to informal networks of support to professional or voluntary support services.

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: Limited application
Tool mainly used in: Ireland
Stage of Development: First experiences available/pilot phase
Evaluation and Research: Studies/Technical Data available
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: No information found

Evaluation Description

Although, the programme was piloted and thoroughly evaluated in the school year 2000-2001, it has now been updated and is going through a second pilot and will be evaluated again once that is complete. The tool is not available to the general public as it is still in pilot phase.

Contact Details

Contact Name: Edel O' Donnell
Organisation Name: Health Promotion Services, HSE West
Address: West City Centre
Address Line 2: Seamus Quirke Road, Galway
Country: Ireland
Email: edel.odonnell@hse.ie
Telephone: 00353 (0) 91548419

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