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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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  • Idiographic patient reported outcome measures (I-PROMs) for routine outcome monitoring in psychological therapies: position paper

    Idiographic patient-reported outcome measures (I-PROMs) are a growing set of individualised tools for use in routine outcome monitoring (ROM) in psychological therapies. This paper presents a position statement on their conceptualisation, use and analysis, based on contemporary evidence and clinical practice. Authors: Sales, C. M. D., Ashworth, M., Ayis, S., Barkham, M., Edbrooke‐Childs, J., Faísca, L., Jacob. J, Xu. D, Cooper, M. (2002).

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  • A qualitative study of how adolescents’ use of coping strategies and support varies in line with their experiences of adversity

    Our aim was twofold: First, to explore the coping strategies and sources of support that adolescents identify as protective (or not) in the face of difficulty over a three-year period; second, to examine how and why this may vary in line with the levels of adversity that they report experiencing in life. Authors: Stapley, E., Stock. S, Deighton. J, Demkowicz. O (2022).

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  • Gender difference in the change of adolescents’ mental health and subjective wellbeing trajectories

    This study investigated any emerging developmental trends of gender differences in mental health problems and subjective wellbeing for young people from early to mid-adolescence in England. Authors: Yoon, Y., Eisenstadt. M, Lereya. T, Deighton. J. (2022).

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  • Barriers and facilitators to sustaining school-based mental health and wellbeing interventions: a systematic review

    In this review, the barriers and facilitators to sustaining mental health and wellbeing interventions in schools are explored. Authors: Moore, A., Stapley, E., Hayes, D., Town, R., and Deighton, J. (2022).

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  • Unpacking the active ingredients of internet-based psychodynamic therapy for adolescents

    Internet-based psychodynamic psychotherapy (iPDT) for adolescents has been found to be effective for treating depression, but not much is known about its active ingredients. This study explored the techniques used in chat sessions in an iPDT program for depressed adolescents, and to investigate whether they predicted improvement in depression symptoms. Authors: Leibovich, L., Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Mortimer, R., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Midgley, N. (2022).

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