Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies - My Experience (IMPACT-ME)
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. We carried out qualitative, semi-structured interviews with young people and parents at three time points (for full details of the design of the study, see Midgley, Ansaldo & Target, 2014).
Funders: Monument Trust
Chief investigators: Professor Nick Midgley and Professor Mary Target