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Prevalence and Nature of Mental Health Problems Among Single, Homeless People in Belfast, Northern Ireland
McGilloway, Sinéad; Donnelly, Michael
There has been growing concern about the increasing numbers of homeless people with mental ill health, many of whom may be falling through the "net" of mental health services [1]. A recent large UK study [2]-which excludes Northern Ireland (NI)-provided a comprehensive picture of the prevalence of mental morbidity among homeless people. However, there is still some uncertainty about the extent and severity of mental disorders among this population. Furthermore, hostel staff in Belfast (NI) and elsewhere have expressed concerns about their capacity to provide appropriate care and support. Approximately 1 percent of the NI population (21,000) were registered as "statutory homeless" (i.e., as opposed to the "hidden homeless") during 1995-96,40 percent of whom were considered "vulnerable" (e.g., because of physical or mental disability).
Keyword(s): homelessness; Northern Ireland; mental health problems; mental illness; disability
Publication Date:
2001
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): McGilloway, Sinéad and Donnelly, Michael (2001) Prevalence and Nature of Mental Health Problems Among Single, Homeless People in Belfast, Northern Ireland. International Journal of Mental Health, 30 (3). pp. 40-49. ISSN 0020-7411
Publisher(s): M.E. Sharpe Inc.
File Format(s): other
Related Link(s): http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/9309/1/SM-Prevalence-2001.pdf
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