Research

'watching cars go past' - research into homelessness, mental health and young people
(press release - January 2008)

The announcement of the publishing of the research can be downloaded from here

Previous research indicates that homeless young people are more likely to have mental health needs and are more likely to experience problems accessing public services than young people who are adequately housed. KYHP undertook a study looking at the rates of mental health needs amongst homeless youth locally and interviewed a sample of homeless young people about their experiences of accessing mental health services.

The full report can be downloaded for free from here

watching cars go past

" It was like a spaced out kind of mood like. You didn't know what was going on. It's like time just drops off really. Just watch cars go past and that's about it. Everything else is just a blur until the phone rings and someone says 'you're off over here, you're off over here'.... you just shut down really. You don't even know what's happening. "

" It was just like, 'we need to get you this and this and this and then you can move into this and then you can do that' and I was just like, 'I just need someone to listen to my feelings' and then if they ever... like some people did realise that's all I needed and by the time they did I was so wound up I didn't want to talk to them. "