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Evaluating the implementation of the youth-led emotional well-being project 'Getting it Together'.

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dc.contributor.author Meade, Kathryn
dc.contributor.author Rowel, Dhammica
dc.contributor.author Barry, Margaret M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-14T12:35:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-14T12:35:35Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08
dc.identifier.citation Meade, K., Rowel, D. & Barry, M.M. (2008). Evaluating the implementation of the youth-led emotional well-being project 'Getting it Together'. Journal of Public Mental Health, 7(1), 16-25. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1746-5729
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2863
dc.description.abstract This study reports on the evaluation of a youth-led initiative on the promotion of emotional well-being among young people aged 16-25 years. Over a six month period, the Getting it Together project worked with a group of 12 young people from both the Republic and Northern Ireland in building their understanding of emotional well-being and developing a youth friendly, needs-led resource. Employing a mix of research methods, including participatory methods, this evaluation documents the process of actual project development, partnership working and overall experience and the impact of project participation for the young people. Following the development of the resource, its pilot implementation by the peer educators with 58 young people in the region was also evaluated. The evaluation findings indicate that the key objectives of the project were achieved and that it resulted in an intense, positive and productive experience for the participating young people, which enhanced their understanding of emotional well-being. A resource package was successfully developed and designed with direct input from the young people, and was assessed by their peers to be youth friendly. The young people were successfully trained to deliver the resource to their peers, who assessed very positively both the resource and their experience of the training. The implications of the evaluation findings for developing this peer-led initiative are discussed. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Emotional well-being en_US
dc.subject Participatory evaluation en_US
dc.subject Peer-led programme en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion en_US
dc.title Evaluating the implementation of the youth-led emotional well-being project 'Getting it Together'. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17465729200800004 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.funder National Children's Bureau en_US

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