The role of mental health symptomology and quality of life in predicting referrals to special child and adolescent mental health servicesDownload the open access paper
This study examined longitudinal association between a young person’s self-perceptions of quality of life and mental health difficulties and referral to specialist CAMHS service using a population cohort study (Targeted Mental Health in Schools service data) nested within a large-scale linkage between school (National Pupil Data base) and child mental health service administrative data (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust children and adolescent mental health services health records). Authors: Yoon, Y., Deighton, J., Wickersham, A., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Osborn, D., Viding, E., Downs, J (2021).
A scoping review of the factors that influence families’ ability or capacity to provide young people with emotional support over the transition to adulthoodDownload the open access paper
We conducted a scoping review to identify the factors that influence families’ ability or capacity to provide young people with emotional support during the transition to adulthood, and to understand the gaps in this research area. Authors: Stapley, E., Vainieri, I., Li, E., Merrick, H., Jeffery, M., Foreman, S., Casey, P., Ullman, R. & Cortina, M. (2021).
Acceptability, engagement, and exploratory outcomes of an emotional wellbeing app: mixed methods preliminary evaluation and descriptive analysisDownload the open access paper
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).
Children and young people’s mental health in the English-speaking Caribbean: a scoping review and evidence mapDownload the open access paper
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).
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 pandemicDownload the open access paper
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).
A qualitative study of how adolescents’ use of coping strategies and support varies in line with their experiences of adversityDownload the open access paper
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).
Gender difference in the change of adolescents’ mental health and subjective wellbeing trajectoriesDownload the open access paper
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).
Unpacking the active ingredients of internet-based psychodynamic therapy for adolescentsRead the abstract
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).
Predictors of child and adolescent mental health treatment outcomeDownload the open access paper
We examined the predictors of treatment outcome or improvement in mental health difficulties for young people accessing child and adolescent mental health services. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs, J., Rashid, A., Ritchie, B., & Deighton, J. (2022).