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Welcome to the YOULEAD program

YOULEAD was established in 2018 to deliver a doctoral training program in Youth Mental Health Research. The program represents a collaboration between academic researchers, clinical researchers, health service providers, and other stakeholders. The consortium includes members form NUI Galway, UCD, and RCSI, the Health Service Executive and JIGSAW, and is led by Prof. Gary Donohoe (NUI Galway).

Our vision for this program is to build capacity for internationally excellent research in youth mental health by training future leaders to address three main needs:

1. To identify preventable risk factors for youth mental health.

2. To overcome the barriers to accessing treatment.

3. To evaluate existing treatments and build on these with novel online programs.