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dc.contributor.authorDowling, Katherine
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Margaret M.
dc.identifier.citationDowling, Katherine, & Barry, Margaret M. (2017). An evaluation of the MindOut (2) programme in disadvantaged post-primary schools: A report on preliminary findings. National University of Ireland Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre.en_IE
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION This report describes the evaluation of the MindOut (2) social and emotional wellbeing programme for senior level students in Irish post-primary schools. This programme, which was updated in 2015, is comprised of twelve sessions which are designed using interactive and student-centred approaches to engage students in promoting their social and emotional well-being. The Health Promotion Research Centre (HPRC) at NUI, Galway was commissioned by the HSE to evaluate the implementation of the revised MindOut programme in disadvantaged post-primary schools. AIMS The key aims of the evaluation are to assess: • The programme impact on students’ (i) social and emotional skills development; (ii) overall mental health and wellbeing; and (iii) academic performance. • The views of the participants on the perceived benefits of the programme. • The attitudes of the teachers regarding the impact of the programme on themselves, the young people and the wider school community. • The process of implementation and perceived gains from each session. • The effects of different levels of implementation on the process of programme delivery and on the outcomes achieved. METHODS A cluster randomised control trial (RCT) design was employed to determine the programme outcomes with assessments before (T1) and immediately after implementation (T2). This intervention study employs a mixed-methods design with the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods to assess programme outcomes and the implementation process. Baseline measures were taken approximately one to two weeks before programme implementation within each school and post-intervention measures were collected immediately following programme delivery. Process measures were employed during and after programme implementation.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project was funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE), with additional PhD funding provided by the Irish Research Council (IRC).en_IE
dc.publisherHealth Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway.en_IE
dc.subjectFeasibility studyen_IE
dc.subjectMindOut Programmeen_IE
dc.subjectYouth sectoren_IE
dc.subjectPost-primary schools
dc.titleAn evaluation of the MindOut (2) programme in disadvantaged post-primary schools: A report on preliminary findingsen_IE
dc.contributor.funderHealth Service Executive
dc.contributor.funderIrish Research Council
dc.local.contactMargaret Barry, Ctr For Health Promotion Studies, Room 338a, Aras Moyola, Nui Galway. 3348 Email:

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