Authors: Joe Falkner
Event: 2020 Summer Forum
Subject: homelessness, housing, youth
Type of resource: Summer Forum Presentations & Papers
Abstract: Mental health disorders are more prevalent among homeless young people than among the general youth population. Poor mental health is identified as both a factor for, and a consequence of youth homelessness.
As a response to this increased rate of mental health disorders in homeless youth, the role of Youth Accommodation Liaison, Clinical Nurse Specialists (YAL, CNS) was established in 2017. The YAL, CNS works in partnership with Youth Crisis Accommodation Services and provides an integrated service model to support homeless young people with mental health issues and co-occurring drug and alcohol issues.
Young People who access the service are: