The mental health needs of social work students: findings from an Irish survey

Jim Campbell*, Gavin Davidson, Gloria Kirwan, Claire McCartan, Daniel McFadden

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Abstract

It is important to consider the mental health of social work students to promote their wellbeing and to ensure they are prepared for the potential stressors of practice. This cross-sectional survey of social work students (n=240), the first of its kind on the island of Ireland, provides findings on mental health and a range of associated issues which can help to improve: student welfare; the content of social work courses; social work practice; and so, outcomes for service users. The article discusses implications for the delivery of social work education internationally.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages26
JournalSocial Work Education: the international journal
Early online date06 Oct 2022
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Publication statusEarly online date - 06 Oct 2022

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