A mental health needs assessment of young Irish travellers at Lynton close, BrentDownload (PDF 737KB)
Summary of report contentThis report was written by Brent Centre for Young Prople following feedback gathered during a research project on young people and mental health from the local traveller community. Focus groups and interviews were used. Healthwatch Brent was a funder of this research. The report was published July, 2016. It is based on focus group discussions with local people as well as interviews. A total of 24 people were engaged with. Overall sentiment was mixed. The research set out to assess how those living at a particular traveller site thought about their lives, environment, and the impact on mental health. As a result there were concerns raised about the amount of space, acitivites for young people, trouble at school, access to services. A set of recommendations has been made by the Brent Centre. No response from providers is attached, though this project is intended to be informative for a range of local services and groups that work with the traveller community. Key findings and recommendations: - Postnatal depression - Greater need for schools to understand the traveller community - Possible higher incidence of depression for men in the community - More space for women needed - More space for living needed - Activities for children needed
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A mental health needs assessment of young Irish travellers at Lynton close, Brent
Date of publication
Thursday, 1 September, 2016
Date evidence capture began
Tuesday, 1 March, 2016
Date evidence capture finished
Thursday, 30 June, 2016
Type of report
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
What type of organisation requested the work
Voluntary and Community Sector
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner?
Brent centre for young people
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
Types of long term conditions
Mental health condition
Number of people who shared their views
Specific ethnicity if known
Gypsy or Irish Traveller
Does the information include public's views?
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
Does the information include staff's views?
Does the information include other people's views?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Does the information contain a response from a provider?
Is there evidence of impact in the report?
Is there evidence of impact external to the report?