Mental health and wellbeing trends among children and young people in the UK, 1995-2014: Analysis of repeated cross-sectional health surveysDownload the open access paper
There is a growing concern about the mental health of children and young people (CYP) in the UK, with increasing demand for counselling services, admissions for self-harm and referrals to mental health services. We investigated whether there have been similar recent trends in selected mental health outcomes among CYP in national health surveys from England, Scotland and Wales. Authors: Pitchforth, J., Fahy, K., Ford, T., Wolpert, M., Viner, R. M., & Hargreaves, D. S. (2018).
What outcomes count? A review of outcomes measured for adolescent depression between 2007 and 2017Read the abstract
This systematic review explored the extent to which multidimensional and multi-informant outcome measurements have been used in clinical research for adolescent depression in the past decade and how patterns have evolved over time. Authors: Krause, K., Bear, H., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Wolpert, M. (2018).
Maternal mental health at 5 years and childhood overweight or obesity at 11 years: evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort StudyDownload the open access paper
We sought to determine whether children's exposure to medium or severe distress at 5 years was associated with increased risks of overweight and obesity when they were aged 11 years. We also investigated whether any association was attenuated after accounting for potential confounding and mediating factors. Authors: Hope, S., Micali, N., Deighton, J., Law, C. (2018).
Prevalence of mental health problems in schools: poverty and other risk factors amongst 28,000 adolescents in EnglandDownload the open access paper
This study analyses a large-scale community-based dataset of 28 160 adolescents to explore school-based prevalence of mental health problems and characteristics that predict increased odds of experiencing them. Authors: Deighton, J., Lereya, T.L., Casey, P., Patalay, P., Humphrey, N., & Wolpert, M. (2019).
Evaluating the Peer Education Project in secondary schoolsDownload the open access paper
The purpose of this paper is to determine the efficacy of the Peer Education Project (PEP), a school-based, peer-led intervention designed to support secondary school students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to safeguard their mental health and that of their peers. Authors: Eisenstein, C., Zamperoni, V., Humphrey, N., Deighton, J., Wolpert, M., Rosan, C., Bohan, H., Kousoulis, A., Promberger, M., and Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2019).
Mental health difficulties, attainment and attendance: a cross-sectional studyRead the abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between educational attainment, absenteeism and mental health difficulties while controlling for various child characteristics such as special educational needs and socioeconomic background. Authors: Lereya, S.T., Patel, M., dos Santos, J.P.G.A., and Deighton, J. (2019).
An approach to linking education, social care and electronic health records for children and young people in South London: a linkage study of child and adolescent mental health service dataDownload the open access paper
Creation of linked mental health, social and education records for research to support evidence-based practice for regional mental health services. Authors: Downs, J. M., Ford, T., Stewart, R., Epstein, S., Shetty, H., Little, R., Jewell, A., Broadbent, M., Deighton, J., Mostafa, Gilbert, T., Hotopf, M., and Hayes, R. (2019).
Structure and connectivity of depressive symptom networks corresponding to early treatment responseDownload the open access paper
There are suggestions that denser network connectivity (i.e., the strength of associations between individual symptoms) may be a prognostic indicator of poor treatment response in depression. We sought to examine this aspect of depressive symptom networks in the context of early responses to treatment in adolescents. Authors: Patalay, P., McElroy, E., Wolpert, M., Napoleone, E. (2019).
Development and validation of a self-report measure of epistemic trustRead the abstract
This paper describes the development and validation of a new self-report questionnaire, the Epistemic Trust, Mistrust and Credulity Questionnaire (ETMCQ). Authors: Campbell, C., Tanzer, M., Saunders, R., Allison, E., Li, E. & Fonagy, P. et al. (2021).