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Evidence Based Practice Unit | Key Research Findings

Every year, we publish an overview of the Evidence Based Practice Unit's (EBPU) key research findings in child mental health.

The Evidence Based Practice Unit's findings are categorised into four focus areas.

Risk:  what is the range of contexts and conditions that put a child or young person at risk of mental health issues?

Resilience:  what enables some children to cope better than others in difficult circumstances?

Change:  what influences change in children’s mental health and wellbeing over time?

Choice:  how can children and families be supported to be an active part of decision-making?

  • Key Findings - 2023

    In 2023, we have continued to expand our research supporting children affected by youth crime and violence,

  • Key Findings - 2022

    The Evidence Based Practice Unit has continued to publish a high volume of research on children and young people’s mental health in peer-reviewed journals, briefings and practical resources. This booklet includes key research findings from 2022.

  • Key Findings - 2021

    2021 research findings indicating that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children and young people’s mental health is not waning.

  • Key Findings - 2020

    2020 has been a particularly challenging year for many children and young people, their families, and the professionals who work with them. There are serious concerns globally about the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children’s mental health.

  • Key Findings - 2019

    2019 key findings from the Evidence Based Practice Unit report.