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My World Survey 2

The National Study of Youth Mental Health in Ireland.


Developed by UCD School of Psychology and Jigsaw, My World Survey 2 is Ireland’s largest and most comprehensive study of young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

It captures the views of more than 19,000 young people from across Ireland to understand what can lead to an increased risk of mental health difficulties, and what can help to protect and support a young person’s mental health and well-being.

It builds on the findings of My World Survey 1, the first ever survey of its kind in Ireland, published in 2012.

Who took part?

Over 19,000 young people
from across Ireland, including:


Adolescents from 83 second-level schools randomly selected from the Department of Education and Skills database.


Young adults from Irish universities and Institutes of Technology, and who were employed.

You can visit My World Survey to view the findings or download the full report