On June 14, Oberstown hosted an event to highlight the issues of mental health and substance misuse in young people in detention. Attended by a wide range of stakeholders, speakers at the event include Dr Tony Bates, Founding Director of Jigsaw, Tony Geoghegan, CEO and Co-Founder of Merchants Quay Ireland and Dr Sharon Lambert, School of Applied Psychology, UCC (pictured below). Oberstown also took the opportunity to publish new data which gives an insight into the characteristics of young people in detention in Ireland. The research is aimed at providing a better understanding of the challenges faced by young people in conflict with the law and to inform services and interventions to assist such young people.
Find the research here, and the full press release from the event here.