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  • Acceptability, engagement, and exploratory outcomes of an emotional wellbeing app: mixed methods preliminary evaluation and descriptive analysis

    This evaluation aims to describe the acceptability, engagement, and preliminary outcomes of using an app (Paradym) designed to promote emotional well-being and positive mental health. Authors: Eisenstadt, A., Liverpool, S., Metaxa, A., Ciuvat, R. M., & Carlsson, C. (2021).

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  • A mixed-methods realist evaluation of the implementation and impact of Community Forensic CAMHS to manage risk for young people with forensic and mental health needs: study protocol

    Young people in contact with forensic child and adolescent mental health services present with more complex needs than young people in the general population. This paper aims to present the protocol for a national study examining the impact and implementation of Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (F:CAMHS). Authors: Lane, R., D'Souza, S., Livanou, M., Jacob, J., Riches, W., Ullman, R., Rashid, A., Singleton, R., Wheeler, J., Fuggle, P., Bevington, D., Deighton, J., Law, D., Fonagy, P., Hindley, N., White, O., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).

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  • Patient and public involvement in youth mental health research: protocol for a systematic review of practices and impact.

    Various health settings have advocated for involving patients and members of the public in research as a means to increase quality and relevance of the produced knowledge. However, youth patient and public involvement has been an understudied area. This protocol paper describes a new project that aims to summarize what is known about PPI with young people in mental health research. Authors: Sales, C. M. D., Martins, F., Alves, M. M., Carletto, S., Conejo-Ceron, S., da Silva, L. C., Cus. A, Edridge. C, Ferrerira. N, Hancheva. C, Lima, E. M. A., Liverpool, S., Midgley, N., Moltrecht. B., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).

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  • Mobile apps that promote emotion regulation, positive mental health, and wellbeing in the general population: systematic review and meta-analysis

    We aimed to systematically review the available research on mental health apps (MHapps) that promote emotion regulation, positive mental health, and wellbeing in the general population aged 18-45 years. More specifically, the review aimed at providing a systematic description of the theoretical background and features of MHapps while evaluating any potential effectiveness. Authors: Eisenstadt, M., Liverpool, S., Infanti E., Ciuvat R.M., & Carlsson, C. (2021).

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  • Children and young people’s mental health in the English-speaking Caribbean: a scoping review and evidence map

    Internationally, there is a wealth of research suggesting that many children and young people experience mental health problems. However, the evidence from low- and middle-income countries and developing nations is generally limited. This scoping review aimed to add to the body of evidence by providing an overview of the available research literature on children and young people’s (CYP’s) mental health in the English-speaking Caribbean region. Authors: Liverpool, S., Pereira, B., Pollard, M., Prescod, J. & Trotman, C. (2021).

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  • The Depression: Online Therapy Study (D:OTS) – pilot study of an internet-based psychodynamic treatment for adolescents with low mood in the UK, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

    This pilot study examined the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of an English-language adaptation of internet-based psychodynamic treatment (iPDT) for depressed adolescents, undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. Methods: A single-group, uncontrolled design was used. Authors: Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Guerrero-Tates, B., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K.,Gajikowski. S, Leibovich. L, Martin. P, Andersson. G, Vlaescu. G, Lillengren. P, Kitson. A, Butler-Wheelhouse. P., & Philips, B. (2021).

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  • A mixed methods evaluation of a peer mentoring intervention in a UK school setting: perspectives from mentees and mentors

    Peer mentoring is a popular type of school-based support. However, peer mentoring models can vary substantially and evidence for the efficacy of such support is mixed. Authors: Stapley, E., Town, R., Yoon, Y., Lereya, S. T. , Farr, J., Turner, J., Barnes, N., & Deighton, J. (2022).

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  • A transdiagnostic, emotion regulation app (Eda) for children: design, development, and lessons learned

    This study aims to present the development and design process of a new mental health app for children that targets their emotion regulation abilities. We describe the creation of a new interdisciplinary development framework to guide the design process and explain how each activity informed different app features. Authors: Moltrecht, B., Patalay, P., Bear, H., Deighton, J., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2022).

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  • Digital companion choice to support teachers’ stress self-management: systematic approach through taxonomy creation

    There are thousands of digital companions designed for emotional well-being and stress, including websites, wearables and smartphone apps. The aim of this study is to establish a process for creating a taxonomy to support systematic choice of digital companions for teachers' stress self-management. Authors: Manning, J. B., Blandford, A., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Marshall, P. (2022).

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