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Notice Summary

Title:
IE-Ireland: Evaluation of the HSE Traveller Mental Health Initiatives
Document Ref:
GB003ZM310733
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
The Health Service Executive National Social Inclusion Office
Date Published:
04 October 2019
Deadline Date:
15 October 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

Evaluation of the HSE Traveller Mental Health Initiatives The Health Service Executive National Social Inclusion Office invites submissions from individuals / organisations experienced in conducting programme / project monitoring and evaluation to undertake an evaluation of the performance to date of the Dormant Accounts funded Traveller Mental Health Initiatives. The projects are ending their period of funding and an evaluation is required as a condition of the Dormant Accounts funding, additionally the evaluation will inform the community of practice. Background: Under the Dormant Accounts Fund 2017-2019 Action Plan €460,000 was allocated to develop Traveller mental health initiatives, to improve mental health outcomes for Travellers and to reduce suicide. These initiatives include maintaining and promoting positive mental health and well being and improving Traveller access to mainstream mental health services through the development of culturally appropriate services. As part of the criteria for Dormant Accounts funding, a formal external evaluation is now required to review the 7 projects against the objectives as outlined in their respective applications. The Projects Pavee Point – Traveller Mental Health Community Development Worker The Eastern Region Traveller Health Unit – Mental Health Advocacy Worker Donegal Traveller Project – Pilot Programme for Mental Health Limerick Youth Service – Traveller Youth Advisory Group across five hubs in the Mid West Meath Travellers Workshop CYWS – Programme of work including Horse Care / Women’s wellbeing / Men’s wellbeing / Access to mental health services and professional support Smashing Times Theatre Company – Acting for the future, using the Arts to promote positive mental health and suicide prevention. Galway Traveller Movement – A one year intensive Traveller led community and youth resilience programme. Context: Travellers are a minority ethnic group, indigenous to the island of Ireland. Travellers maintain a shared history, language, traditions and culture. Travellers are recognised as one of the most marginalised groups in Irish society. This has a direct impact on Traveller health and in particular, Traveller mental health. Social determinants of Traveller mental health Poor mental health and common mental disorders are largely shaped and determined by social, economic and physical environments. This was reflected in the All Ireland Traveller Health Study (2010), as Traveller poor mental health was reportedly shaped by interacting forces including: •Discrimination •Social exclusion •Long term illness •Drug misuse •Inadequate accommodation •Low self esteem •Lower education level •Recent bereavement •Low levels of trust with service providers Suicide Travellers are identified as a ‘high-risk’ group for suicide as suicide is 6 times higher for Travellers than the general population. The All Ireland Traveller Health Study (2010) found •The Traveller suicide rate is 6 times higher when compared to the general population and accounts for approximately 11% of all Traveller deaths. •Suicide for Traveller men is 7 times higher and most common in young Traveller men aged 15-25. Barriers to Mental Health Services The absence of a standardised ethnic identifier across all primary care settings (including mental health services and supports) means it is unclear how many Travellers access mental health supports. However findings from the All Ireland Traveller Health Study indicate various institutional, cultural, social and structural barriers that restrict Travellers from accessing and engaging with mental health services. These include: •Discrimination and racism •Lack of trust with healthcare providers (41% Travellers had complete trust in health professionals compared to 83% of general population) •Lack of culturally appropriate service provision •Lack of engagement from service providers with Travellers and Traveller organ

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

The Health Service Executive National Social Inclusion Office
Dublin
Ireland IE
N/A N/A
michelle.hayes2@hse.ie N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Evaluation of the HSE Traveller Mental Health Initiatives

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Evaluation of the HSE Traveller Mental Health Initiatives

The Health Service Executive National Social Inclusion Office invites submissions from individuals / organisations experienced in conducting programme / project monitoring and evaluation to undertake an evaluation of the performance to date of the Dormant Accounts funded Traveller Mental Health Initiatives.

The projects are ending their period of funding and an evaluation is required as a condition of the Dormant Accounts funding, additionally the evaluation will inform the community of practice.

Background:

Under the Dormant Accounts Fund 2017-2019 Action Plan €460,000 was allocated to develop Traveller mental health initiatives, to improve mental health outcomes for Travellers and to reduce suicide. These initiatives include maintaining and promoting positive mental health and well being and improving Traveller access to mainstream mental health services through the development of culturally appropriate services.

As part of the criteria for Dormant Accounts funding, a formal external evaluation is now required to review the 7 projects against the objectives as outlined in their respective applications.

The Projects

Pavee Point – Traveller Mental Health Community Development Worker

The Eastern Region Traveller Health Unit – Mental Health Advocacy Worker

Donegal Traveller Project – Pilot Programme for Mental Health

Limerick Youth Service – Traveller Youth Advisory Group across five hubs in the Mid West

Meath Travellers Workshop CYWS – Programme of work including Horse Care / Women’s wellbeing / Men’s wellbeing / Access to mental health services and professional support

Smashing Times Theatre Company – Acting for the future, using the Arts to promote positive mental health and suicide prevention.

Galway Traveller Movement – A one year intensive Traveller led community and youth resilience programme.

Context:

Travellers are a minority ethnic group, indigenous to the island of Ireland. Travellers maintain a shared history, language, traditions and culture.

Travellers are recognised as one of the most marginalised groups in Irish society. This has a direct impact on Traveller health and in particular, Traveller mental health.

Social determinants of Traveller mental health

Poor mental health and common mental disorders are largely shaped and determined by social, economic and physical environments. This was reflected in the All Ireland Traveller Health Study (2010), as Traveller poor mental health was reportedly shaped by interacting forces including:

•Discrimination

•Social exclusion

•Long term illness

•Drug misuse

•Inadequate accommodation

•Low self esteem

•Lower education level

•Recent bereavement

•Low levels of trust with service providers

Suicide

Travellers are identified as a ‘high-risk’ group for suicide as suicide is 6 times higher for Travellers than the general population. The All Ireland Traveller Health Study (2010) found

•The Traveller suicide rate is 6 times higher when compared to the general population and accounts for approximately 11% of all Traveller deaths.

•Suicide for Traveller men is 7 times higher and most common in young Traveller men aged 15-25.

Barriers to Mental Health Services

The absence of a standardised ethnic identifier across all primary care settings (including mental health services and supports) means it is unclear how many Travellers access mental health supports. However findings from the All Ireland Traveller Health Study indicate various institutional, cultural, social and structural barriers that restrict Travellers from accessing and engaging with mental health services. These include:

•Discrimination and racism

•Lack of trust with healthcare providers (41% Travellers had complete trust in health professionals compared to 83% of general population)

•Lack of culturally appropriate service provision

•Lack of engagement from service providers with Travellers and Traveller organisations

•Social and cultural stigma attached to engaging with mental health services

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Timeline

This project should be completed within 12 weeks of award of the tender

Project Finance:

The budget for this tender will not exceed €40,000 inclusive of VAT and any other associated costs, such as travel and subsistence. An overall price for the work should be clearly detailed and specified, with a breakdown provided of the individual elements and associated timeframe for the delivery of key milestones. All prices quoted must be all-inclusive (i.e. including all costs/expenses), expressed in EURO only and exclusive of VAT. The VAT rate(s) where applicable should be indicated separately.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

n/a

4.3

Time Limits

   15-10-2019  Time 12:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://www.activelink.ie/content/vacancies/tenders/47308

Please forward a written signed proposal (marked Traveller Mental Health Initiative) as well as an electronic copy no later than 15th October 2019 including;

1.Name of Applicant/ organisation name/ address and contact details

2.References (x 3)

Tender submissions and/or queries should be addressed:

By email to michelle.hayes2@hse.ie or by post to: Michelle Hayes, HSE National Social Inclusion Office, HSE, Mill Lane, Palmerstown, Dublin 20, D20 HY57.

(MT Ref:310733)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 04-10-2019

Current Notes