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  • Online counselling and goal achievement: exploring meaningful change and the types of goals progressed by young people

    Young people are increasingly looking towards the internet for mental health support. There has been little research on the impact of online counselling, as captured in routine outcome measures. This research aims to explore an online counselling service, using goal-based data. Authors: Jacob, J., Costa da Silva L., Sefi, A., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2020).

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  • Enduring mental health in childhood and adolescence: learning from the Millennium Cohort Study

    Enduring mental health (EMH) is a relatively new concept, which refers to a long-term state of not experiencing a mental illness (ie, enduring mental wellness). No analysis using this concept has been undertaken on United Kingdom data nor specifically in the childhood years. The present study seeks to consider the extent and predictors of EMH in children aged 9 months to 14 years who were part of the UK-wide Millennium Cohort Study. Authors: Deighton, J., Lereya, S. T., & Wolpert, M. (2020).

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  • Adolescent stressors and their perceived effects on mental wellbeing: a qualitative study

    Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents is a major public health concern worldwide. Although several school-based programs aimed at preventing depression have been launched, it is crucial to evaluate these programs and to obtain feedback from participating adolescents. This study aimed to explore adolescents’ experiences with a -based cognitive-behavioral depression prevention program. Authors: Eisenstadt, M., Stapley, E., Deighton, J. & Wolpert, M. (2020).

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  • International consensus on a standard set of outcome measures for child and youth anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder

    This Position Paper reports on recommendations specifically for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder in children and young people aged between 6 and 24 years. Authors: Krause, K., Chung, S., Adewuya, A. O., Wolpert, M. (2021).

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  • Measuring health outcomes in HIV: time to bring in the patient experience

    There is a pressing need to review how a 'good' health outcome is defined and measured in light of care systems moving towards value-based frameworks that measure value in terms of the actual health outcomes achieved (rather than processes of care), global response shifting to providing long-term care for people living with HIV in the community, and integrating HIV as part of universal health coverage plans. Authors: O'Brien, N., Chi, Y., & Krause, K. R. (2021).

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  • Counselling for young people and families affected by child sexual exploitation and abuse: a qualitative investigation of the perspective of young people, parents, and professionals

    The aim of this study was to explore the experience of counselling for young people and parents affected by child sexual exploitation and abuse, with a view to examining what facilitates progress, from the perspective of young people, parents and professionals. Authors: Farr, J., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Town, R., Pietkiewicz, D., Young, I., & Stapley, E. (2021).

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  • Behavior change techniques in mobile apps targeting self-harm in young people: a systematic review

    This study provides the first analysis of BCTs present in mental health apps which are designed to target the reduction of self-harm in young people. Authors: Panagiotopoulou, E., Peiris, C., Hayes, D. (2021).

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  • An affective-appraisal approach for parental shared decision making in Children and young people's mental health settings: a qualitative study.

    The majority of existing shared decision making (SDM) models are yet to explicitly account for emotion as an influencing factor to the SDM process. This study aimed to explore the role of parents' and carers' emotional experiences as a concept that has implications for SDM in children and young people's mental health (CYPMH) settings. Authors: Liverpool, S., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).

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  • Essentials of ideal-type analysis: a qualitative approach to constructing typologies

    Essentials of ideal-type analysis is the perfect guide for qualitative researchers who want to explore individual cases in depth, but also understand patterns across multiple study participants. Ideal-type analysis is a method for forming typologies from qualitative data. Authors: Stapley, E., O'Keefe, S., & Midgley, N. (2021).

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