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IMPACT- My Experience (IMPACT-ME)

  • Summary

    IMPACT-ME aims to explore the process of overcoming severe depression as experienced by adolescents and their families receiving psychological therapies. We are including the perspectives of adolescents, families and therapists in order to gain a better understanding of the process of overcoming depression and what factors help or hinder recovery.

    All families taking part in the IMPACT trial in North London were invited to take part in the IMPACT-ME study. Qualitative, semi-structured interviews were carried out with young people and parents at three time points (for full details of the design of the study, see Midgley, Ansaldo & Target, 2014).

  • Project team

    Funders:

    Monument Trust

    Principal Investigator: 

    Nick Midgley and Mary Target 

    Research project team:

    Sally Parkinson, Danny Isaacs, Emily Stapley, Josh Holmes and Virge Eatough

  • Publications

    Midgley, N., Ansaldo, F., & Target, M. (2014). The meaningful assessment of therapy outcomes: Incorporating a qualitative study into a randomized controlled trial evaluating the treatment of adolescent depression. Psychotherapy, 51(1), 128–37.

    Midgley, N., Holmes, J., Parkinson, S., Stapley, E., Eatough, V., & Target, M. (2014). “Just like talking to someone about like shit in your life and stuff, and they help you”: hopes and expectations for therapy among depressed adolescents. Psychotherapy Research.

    Facing Shadows: Behind the Scenes. (2015). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qklckvB5c6Q

    Facing Shadows. (2015). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdmRPKUhNEY

    Journey Through the Shadows. (2015). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuU81p-lVe4

    Midgley, N., Parkinson, S., Holmes, J., Stapley, E., Eatough, V., & Target, M. (2015). Beyond a diagnosis: The experience of depression among clinically-referred adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 44, 269–279.

    Stapley, E., Midgley, N., & Target, M. (2015). The Experience of Being the Parent of an Adolescent with a Diagnosis of Depression. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

    Parkinson, S., Eatough, V., Holmes, J., Stapley, E. and Midgley, N. (2016). Framework Analysis: A worked example of a study exploring young people’s experiences of depression, Qualitative Research in Psychology, 13(2): 109-129. doi: 10.1080/14780887.2015.1119228

    Stapley, E., Target, M. and Midgley, N. (2016). Experience of being the parent of an adolescent with a diagnosis of depression, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(2): 618-630. doi: 10.1007/s10826-015-0237-0

    Midgley, N., Parkinson, S., Holmes, J., Stapley, E., Eatough, V. and Target, M. (2016). 'Did I bring it on myself?': How adolescents referred to mental health services make sense of their own depression. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.doi: 10.1007/s00787

    Midgley, N., Isaacs, D., Weitkamp, K. and Target, M. (2016). The experience of adolescents participating in a randomised clinical trial in the field of mental health: A qualitative study. Trials, 17:364

    Stapley, E., Target, M. and Midgley, N. (2017). The journey through and beyond mental health services in the UK: A typology of parents’ ways of managing the crisis of their teenage child’s depression. Journal of Clinical Psychology.