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  • Prevalence of mental health and behaviour problems among adolescents in the English-speaking Caribbean: systematic review and meta-analysis

    Analysis of data from 28 studies estimated that around one in every four or five adolescents in the English-speaking Caribbean may experience mild to severe mental health or behaviour problems, including depressive symptoms and suicidality during adolescence. Authors: Liverpool, S., Prescod, J., Pereira, B., Trotman, C.

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  • Development and validation of the illness perceptions questionnaire for youth anxiety and depression (IPQ-Anxiety and IPQ-Depression)

    The aim of this study was to develop reliable and valid versions of the IPQ-R for young people with anxiety and depression to better understand how they perceive and cognitively represent the course, severity, impact, and treatability of their anxiety and depression. Authors: Bear, H. A, Moon, Z., Wasil, A., Ahuvia, I., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Wolpert, M.

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  • Association of Interparental Violence and Maternal Depression With Depression Among Adolescents at the Population and Individual Levell

    To examine the extent to which experiencing parental IPV and/or maternal depression before age 12 years is associated with depression at age 18 years at the population and individual level. Authors: Gondek, D., Howe, L. D., Gilbert, R., Feder, G., Howarth, E., Deighton, J., & Lacey, R. E.

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  • International youth mental health case study of peer researchers’ experiences

    This is a case study paper, led by peer researchers with lived experience of mental health difficulties. It highlights the barriers and enablers of involving different levels of peer researchers and participants from eight countries. This comes from our Wellcome funded 'Active Ingredients' project. Authors: Spuerck, I., Stankovic, M., Fatima, S. Z., Yilmas, E., Morgan, N., Jacob, J., Edbrooke-Childs & Vostanis, P.

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  • Wellbeing while waiting evaluating social prescribing in CAMHS: study protocol for a hybrid type II implementation-effectiveness study

    Social prescribing is a mechanism of connecting patients with non-medical forms of support within the community and has been shown to improve mental health and wellbeing in adult populations. In the last few years, it has been used in child and youth settings with promising results. Currently, pathways are being developed for social prescribing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to support children and young people on treatment waiting lists. The Wellbeing While Waiting study will evaluate whether social prescribing benefits the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Authors: Fancourt, D., Burton. A, Bu. F, Deighton. J, Turner. R, Wright. J, Bradbury. A, Tibber. M, Talwar. S, & Hayes. D.

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

    Evidence from low- and middle-income countries and developing nations on children and young people's mental health is generally missed in the international narrative. This scoping review aimed to add to the body of evidence by providing an overview of the available research from the English-speaking Caribbean region. Authors: Liverpool, S., Pereira, B., Pollard, M., Prescod, J., Trotman, C. (2021).

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  • Unprecedented challenges and innovative responses: schools’ and colleges’ experiences of supporting mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic

    The primary challenges staff identified in supporting mental health and wellbeing varied across the timepoints. They include issues relating to logistics, the demand for support and the availability of support.

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  • Children’s mental health in the time of coronavirus: what we know about what hurts and what helps

    Why focus on children’s mental health at this time? What has the impact been on young people’s mental wellbeing? How can we best support children and young people’s mental health at this time?

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  • Measuring pupil mental health and wellbeing: examples of best practice from schools and colleges working with the Mercers’ Company

    This briefing draws on learning emerging from research led by the Evidence Based Practice Unit in collaboration with the Child Outcomes Research Consortium, The University of Manchester and Common Room. The Mercers’ Company funded the research. The Mercers’ Company is the Premier Livery Company of the City of London. Authors: Deighton, J., Stapley, E., Lereya, T., Burrell, K., Atkins, L. (2019).

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