The largest ever study of Ireland’s youth mental health was launched by UCD in partnership with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, in September 2018.
My World Survey 2 will consult with more than 15,000 young people between the ages of 12 – 25 in order to build and improve our collective knowledge in the area of youth mental health.
It follows on from My World Survey 1, a 2012 study by UCD and Jigsaw which, to date, remains the most significant study of its kind in Ireland.
What we know about young people’s mental health
How are we to support our young people so that they feel empowered to live a life that means something to them? We can begin by listening to them. The My World Survey was designed as a structured way of listening to young people. The aim was to deepen what we know about young people’s mental health so that we can be more sensitive to their real needs.
My World Survey was a collaboration between Jigsaw (then named Headstrong) and University College Dublin (UCD). It took five years (2008-2012) and was funded by the One Foundation, to whom we are deeply grateful.