Launch of The In-Betweeners

The Childhood Development Initiative is delighted to invite you to the launch of

  The In-Betweeners:

Identifying and quantifying the unmet mental health needs of children and adolescents in Tallaght


Dr. Elizabeth McCarthy Quinn, and

Professor Catherine Comiskey,

Trinity College Dublin.


This report discusses consultation with parents and those working with young people who have mental health needs and are struggling to identify or access an appropriate service. Many of these families are under enormous pressure, feel frustrated, isolated and lost. Often, so too do the services working with them.  

The report also quantifies the likely number of young people experiencing different levels of mental health difficulty, from mild anxiety, to significant self harm and suicidal behaviours. A series of recommendations is presented, and the launch will include inputs on next steps to progress these.

The report will be launched on

Wednesday 18th December,

From 11-1, in

The Alex Hotel, Fenian Street,

Dublin 2


This event is free but places are limited. Please confirm attendance or nominate a colleague to attend by emailing