Key Emerging Features of a Mental Health Focus for Early School Leaving Prevention – Illustrations from Ireland

NESET Expert Briefing, 2013

This expert brief looks at how mental health care at schools is aimed at cutting the dropping out of students. The Irish government backs integrated services to tackle poor mental health among young people in recognition of the link with early school leaving. Services include outreach support to empower disadvantaged parents, school-based speech and language therapy for families as well as a focus on the need to improve teachers’ conflict resolution skills.