Characteristics of young people accessing recently implemented Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (F:CAMHS) in England: insights from national service activity data.Download the open access paper
Children and young people in contact with forensic child and adolescent mental health services present with more complex needs than young people in the general population. This research examines the characteristics of children and young people referred to recently commissioned Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Services (F:CAMHS) and service activity during the first 24 months of service. Authors: Lane, R., D’Souza, S., Singleton, R., Hindley, N., Bevington, D., White, O., Jacob, J., Wheeler, J., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).
Adaptation of a school-based mental health literacy curriculum: from Canadian to English classroomsDownload the open access paper
School-based mental health literacy (MHL) interventions are increasingly trialled outside of the country in which they were developed. However, there is a lack of published studies that qualitatively explore their cultural adaptation. This study investigated the reasons for adaptations made and suggested to a Canadian MHL curriculum (The Guide) within the English school context. Authors: Mansfield, R., Humphrey, N., Patalay, P., Moore, A., & Stapley, E. (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).
A mixed-methods realist evaluation of the implementation and impact of Community Forensic CAMHS to manage risk for young people with forensic and mental health needs: study protocolDownload the open access paper
Young people in contact with forensic child and adolescent mental health services present with more complex needs than young people in the general population. This paper aims to present the protocol for a national study examining the impact and implementation of Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (F:CAMHS). Authors: Lane, R., D'Souza, S., Livanou, M., Jacob, J., Riches, W., Ullman, R., Rashid, A., Singleton, R., Wheeler, J., Fuggle, P., Bevington, D., Deighton, J., Law, D., Fonagy, P., Hindley, N., White, O., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (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).
Youth and professional perspectives of mental health resources across eight countriesDownload the open access paper
Youth mental health support and services vary across sociocultural contexts. It is important to capture the perspectives of youth with lived experiences for planning needs-led interventions and services, especially in Global South countries, with limited specialist resources and representative literature. The aim was to establish how youth with lived experiences of anxiety and depression viewed external support in different countries, and how these views were juxtaposed with those of professionals. Authors: Vostanis, P., Ruby, F., Jacob, J., Eruyar, Ş., Mironga Getanda, E., Haffejee, S., Krishna. M. & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2022).
A preliminary evaluation of Kids Matter: a community-based parenting interventionRead the abstract
This study evaluated the acceptability of Kids Matter, a parenting intervention targeting parents who are struggling with financial adversity. Secondarily, the relationship between parental wellbeing and and self-efficacy was examined. The intervention led to significant improvements in parental wellbeing and self-efficacy. Improvements in parental wellbeing were significantly associated with improvements in self-efficacy. Authors: Esteban-Serna, C., Eisenstadt, M., Gardner, E. & Liverpool, S. (2022).