Internet-based psychodynamic versus cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescents with depression: study protocol for a non-inferiority randomised controlled trial (the ERiCA study)Download the open access paper
Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescent depression has demonstrated efficacy in previous trials. In order to broaden the range of evidence-based treatments for young people, we evaluated a newly developed affect-focused internet-based psychodynamic treatment in a previous study with promising results. Authors: Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Carlbring, P. et al. (2020).
An mHealth intervention (ReZone) to help young people self-manage overwhelming feelings: cluster-randomised controlled trialDownload the open access paper
Mental health difficulties in young people are increasing, and there is a need for evidence on the effectiveness of digital interventions to increase opportunities for supporting mental health in young people. The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an mHealth intervention (ReZone) in reducing mental health difficulties in young people. Authors: Edridge, C., Wolpert, M., Deighton, J., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2020).
Online counselling and goal achievement: exploring meaningful change and the types of goals progressed by young peopleDownload the open access paper
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).
Behavior change techniques in mobile apps targeting self-harm in young people: a systematic reviewRead the abstract
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).
Feasibility and acceptability of a digital intervention to support shared decision-making in children’s and young people’s mental health: mixed methods pilot randomised controlled trialDownload the open access paper
This paper reports the findings from a feasibility and acceptability study of Power Up for Parents, an intervention to promote shared decision-making (SDM) and support parents and caregivers making decisions regarding children’s and young people’s mental health. Authors: Liverpool, S., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).
“Smartphone apps are cool, but do they help me?”: a qualitative interview study of adolescents’ perspectives on using smartphone interventions to manage nonsuicidal self-injuryDownload the open access paper
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a major mental health problem associated with negative psychosocial outcomes and it most often starts in early adolescence. This study aimed to (1) assess adolescents’ needs and preferences about future interventions that are delivered through smartphones and (2) develop a framework with implications for designing engaging digital mental health interventions. Authors: Čuš, A., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Ohmann, S., Plener, P. L., & Akkaya-Kalayci, T. (2021).
Psychological support interventions for healthcare providers and informal caregivers during the COVID‐19 pandemic: a systematic review of the literature.Download the open access paper
During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers and informal caregivers were at an increased risk of adverse mental health effects. This systematic review provides a summary of the available evidence on the content and efficacy of the psychological support interventions in increasing mental health among healthcare providers and informal caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Authors: Bertuzzi, V., Semonella, M., Bruno, D., Manna, C., Edbrooke‐Childs, J., Giusti, E. M., Castelnuovo. G., & Pietrabissa, G. (2021).
A caregiver digital intervention to support shared decision making in child and adolescent mental health servicesDownload the open access paper
Digital interventions are increasingly being used to support care and treatment in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). In light of calls for more transparency, this paper aims to describe the development of an evidence-based, theoretically informed digital decision support intervention for parents and caregivers of young people accessing CAMHS. Authors: Liverpool, S., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).
A school-based mobile app intervention for enhancing emotion regulation in children: exploratory trialRead the abstract
This study investigates the use of a new app-based intervention designed to support children’s emotion regulation in schools. The aim is to optimise the usability, acceptability and utility of the app and explore its scope for implementation with the target user in the school context. Authors: Moltrecht, B., Patalay, P., Deighton, J., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).