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An Examination of Mental Health Education and Training and The Impact on the Socio-Emotional Development of Students

Morgan, Katie (2020) An Examination of Mental Health Education and Training and The Impact on the Socio-Emotional Development of Students. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Adolescence is a pivotal time in which mental health issues begin to arise. Teachers are in a unique position to provide mental health services to their students an ability which is often overlooked. This study aimed to gain a teacher’s perspective on the mental health training and education of teachers, and the barriers which prevent them from doing so. Seventy-three participants with a mean age of 40 from five secondary schools within County Dublin completed the online survey. Participants reported on their level of mental health training, the reasons why they feel students fall through the cracks in schools and the barriers they face. Participants indicated that an increased number of barriers preventing the provision of mental health problems would result in a decrease in willingness to provide mental health support (p=.006). Results also demonstrated that levels of teacher mental health training had a non-significant impact on reasons for which they perceive students falling through the cracks. Further study is needed in providing mental health education and training in teachers. Broader implications and future directions are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Loughran
Date Deposited: 27 May 2021 13:58
Last Modified: 27 May 2021 13:58
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4865

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