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).
Barriers and facilitators to sustaining school-based mental health and wellbeing interventions: a systematic reviewDownload the open access paper
In this review, the barriers and facilitators to sustaining mental health and wellbeing interventions in schools are explored. Authors: Moore, A., Stapley, E., Hayes, D., Town, R., and Deighton, J. (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).
Developing typologies in qualitative research: the use of ideal-type analysisDownload the open access paper
Ideal-type analysis is a relatively new addition to the family of qualitative research methods, which offers a systematic, rigorous method for constructing typologies from qualitative data. This article is a summary of our approach to conducting ideal-type analysis. We hope that this article will help researchers to consider whether using ideal-type analysis may be a suitable approach for their own studies. Authors: Stapley, E., O'Keefe, S. & Midgley, N. (2022).
Predictors of mental health difficulties and subjective wellbeing in adolescents: a longitudinal studyDownload the open access paper
There has been considerable debate regarding whether mental health difficulties and subjective wellbeing are two distinct domains or different ends of a single mental health spectrum. This study investigates if predictors of mental health difficulties and subjective wellbeing are the same or different in a large-scale community-based sample in the United Kingdom. Authors: Lereya, S.T., Patalay, P. & Deighton, J. (2022).
Therapist-guided internet-based psychodynamic therapy vs CBT for adolescent depression in SwedenDownload the open access paper
Adolescent major depressive disorder is highly prevalent and associated with lifelong adversity. Evidence-based treatments exist, but accessible treatment alternatives are needed. We aimed to compare internet-based psychodynamic therapy with an established evidence-based treatment (internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy) for the treatment of adolescents with depression. Authors: Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Carlbring, P., Topooco, N., Falkenstrom, F., Lilliengren, P., Andersson, G., Johansson, R., Midgley, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Dahl, SH J., Sandell, R., Thoren, A., Ulberg, R., Lindert Bergsten, K. & Philips, B. (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).