Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC)

About 10% of young adolescents have emotional and behavioural problems associated with functional impairment. If untreated, these problems may affect educational and occupational attainment and increase the future risk of mental ill-health. They can also complicate management of common physical disorders, like diabetes and asthma.

Early intervention and identifying the precursors of emotional and behavioural problems will improve adult outcomes and enable savings in health, social services and justice system expenses.

With the CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) funding, we are trying to identify the association between physical and mental health by:

  • collecting health and wellbeing survey across schools in London. We will be analysing the Health and Well-being survey data to investigate the association between physical and mental health. 9 schools have already completed the survey within 2015 and they will be completing the same survey in the winter of 2016. This will allow us to investigate our research questions longitudinally.
  • developing a mobile app ReZone to promote and manage emotional wellbeing of children with special needs