Please see below links to research referenced in the 'It Takes a Village' Mental Health and Wellbeing toolkit produced by Co-operative Housing Ireland and Soar.
Community page 5
Source Link: CSO research 2020
• 1 in 4 Younger people, those aged 18-34, were
most likely to feel lonely all or most of the time
according to CSO research in 2020.
• The number of people who felt lonely all or
most of the time doubled between April and
November 2020, from 6.8% to 13.7%
Source Link: DCU News
• The study which included a nationwide survey
of over 5,500 adolescents from 79 post-primary
schools across Ireland between September
and October 2019 found that of the 4 out of 10
adolescents who self-reported symptoms of
depression and anxiety, 47% were females and
28% were males.
Family page 8
Source Link: My World Survey
• 70% of the young people surveyed in the My
World Survey said that they ‘enjoyed family
• 76% of the young people surveyed in the My
World Survey said that they had a ‘One Good
Adult’ in their life.
Source Link: The Irish Times
• The average adult spends 4.5
hours per day in front of their
phone, while they check their
phone around 58 times a day
Minding your own mental health and wellbeing page 9
Source Link: Mental Health.Org.UK
• 20% of adolescents may
experience a mental
health problem in
any given year
Supporting a young person you know page 11
Source Link: NHSGGC.Org.UK
The young people that took part in the It Takes
a Village workshops gave great advice to others
who may be supporting their friends through
mental health challenges. At the central point it
consisted of reaching out to an adult for support.
This aligns with the largest young mental health
survey that took place in Ireland ‘My World Survey
2’, launched in 2019. The survey indicated the
importance of a ‘One Good Adult’ in a young
person life. ‘One Good Adult’ is a defined as a
dependable adult who can support and protect
the mental wellbeing of a child or a young person.