Multi-family therapy for separated parents in conflict and their children: intervention development and pilot evaluationRead the abstract
The aim of this study was to adapt, deliver and evaluate the No Kids in the Middle multi-family programme in three UK pilot sites. This paper reports findings from interviews exploring families’ experiences of this intervention, and questionnaires which measured change for families over the course of the programme. Authors: Mortimer, R., Morris, E., Pursch, B., Roe, A., Sleed, M. (2021).
Brief Educational Workshops in Secondary Schools Trial (BESST): protocol for a school-based cluster randomised controlled trial of open-access psychological workshop programme for 16–18-year-oldsDownload the open access paper
One intervention that has been shown to be feasible to reducing stress, anxiety and depression in adolescents is a school-based stress workshop programme for 16–18-year-olds (herein called DISCOVER). The next step is to rigorously assess the effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness, of the DISCOVER intervention in a fully powered cluster randomised controlled trial. Authors: Lisk, S., Carter, B., James, K., Stallard, P., Deighton, J., Yarrum, J., Fonagy, P., Day, C., Byford, S., Shearer, J., Weaver, T., Sclare, I., Evans, C., Farrelly, M., Ho, PC., Brown, J. (2022).
The Depression: Online Therapy Study (D:OTS) – a 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 for depressed adolescents, undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. Authors: Midgley, N., Guerrero-Tates, B., Mortimer, R., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Hajkowski, S., Leibovich, L., Martin, P., Andersson, G., Vlaescu, G., Lilliengren, P., Kitson, A., Butler-Wheelhouse, P., & Philips, B. (2021).
The implementation of an mHealth intervention (ReZone) for the self-management of overwhelming feelings among young peopleDownload the open access paper
The aim of this study was to bridge this gap and examine the implementation of an mHealth intervention, ReZone, for young people in schools. Authors: Edridge, C., Deighton, J., Wolpert, M., and Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2019).
Embedding interagency working between schools and mental health specialists: a service evaluation of the Mental Health Services and Schools and Colleges Link Programme workshopsRead the abstract
This article reports the results of a service evaluation of a 2-day workshop designed to facilitate improved working between schools and children and young people’s mental health services. Authors: Cortina, M., Shipman, J., Saunders, F., Day, L., Blades, R., Smith, J., & Wolpert, M. (2019).
A feasibility trial of Power Up: a smartphone app to support patient activation and shared decision making for mental health in young peopleDownload the open access paper
This study aimed to determine the feasibility of undertaking a cluster randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of a smartphone app, Power Up, co-designed with young people to support patient activation and shared decision making for mental health. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs, J., Edridge, C., Averill, P., Delane, L., Hollis, C., Craven, M.P., Martin, K., Feltham, A., Jeremy, G., Deighton, J., & Wolpert, M. (2019).
School-based intervention study examining approaches for well-being and mental health literacy of pupils in Year 9 in England: study protocol for a multischool, parallel group cluster randomised controlled trial (AWARE)Download the open access paper
This protocol describes a three-arm, parallel group cluster randomised controlled trial, investigating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two interventions, alongside a process and implementation evaluation, to improve mental health and well-being of Year 9 pupils in English secondary schools. Authors: Hayes, D., Moore, A., Stapley, E., Humphrey, N., Mansfield, R., Santos, J., Ashworth, A., Patalay, P., Bonin, E., Boehnke, J. R., Deighton, J. (2019).
Effectiveness of current psychological interventions to improve emotion regulation in youth: a meta-analysisDownload the open access paper
Most emotion regulation (ER) research has neglected young people, therefore the present meta-analysis summarizes the evidence for existing psychosocial intervention and their effectiveness to improve ER in youth. Authors: Moltrecht, B., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Deighton, J., Patalay, P. (2020).
Affect-focused psychodynamic internet-based therapy for adolescent depression: randomised controlled trial
This trial examines whether affect-focused internet-based psychodynamic therapy with therapist support is more effective than an internet-based supportive control condition on reducing depression in adolescents. Authors: Lindqvist, K., Mechler. J., Carlbring, P., Lilliengren, P., Falkenström, F., Andersson, G., Johansson, R., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Dahl, H.S.J., Lindert Bergsten, K., Midgley, N., Sandell, R., Thorén, A., Topooco, N., Ulberg, R., & Philips, B. (2020).