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Our research highlights bridge the gap between research and practice. We provide short, accessible summaries of our research studies and evaluation projects in various formats.

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Insights from North West England: a spotlight on six areas of children's mental health

Nationally, there is a significant gap between children and young people’s need for mental health support, and the help available. This report was produced following a period of cross-sector discussions with colleagues and communities in North West England. It spotlights six areas of children's lives – six among many – where more collective action is needed:

  • The gap between aspiration and capacity in delivering mentally healthy schools and 

    further education (FE) colleges. 

  • The gap in services for families who have experienced trauma.

  • The gap in support for fathers in the perinatal period.

  • The gap in effective support for young people in complex contexts or with multiple difficulties.

  • The gap in meaningful participation.

  • The gap between the research and the help that’s offered.

View the full report