Associations between mental health competence and indicators of physical health and cognitive development in eleven year olds: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort StudyDownload the open access paper
We aimed to construct a measure of mental health competence (MHC), a skills-based assessment of positive mental health, using existing survey items in a representative sample of UK children, and to investigate its overlap with mental health difficulties (MHD), socio-demographic patterning, and relationships with physical health and cognitive development. Authors: Hope, S., Rougeaux, E., Deighton, J., Law, C. & Pearce, A. (2019).
Increasing person‐centred care in paediatricsDownload the open access paper
The aim of this article is to evaluate ‘Me first’, a training programme aimed at improving clinicians’ attitudes and communication skills when working with paediatric patients. Authors: Hayes, D., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Martin, K., Reid, J., Brown, R., McCulloch, J. & Morton, L. (2019).
Systematic review and meta-analysis: outcomes of routine specialist mental health care for young people with depression and/or anxietyRead the abstract
Depression and anxiety are the most prevalent mental health problems in young people, yet almost nothing is known about what outcomes are to be expected at the individual level following routine treatment. This paper sets out to address this gap. Authors: Bear, H., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Norton, S., Krause, K., & Wolpert, M. (2019)
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).
Children and young people’s experiences of completing mental health and wellbeing measures for research: learning from two school-based pilot projectsDownload the open access paper
This research set out to explore the way that children and young people perceive and experience completing mental health and wellbeing measures, with a specific focus on completion in a school context, in order to inform future measure and research design. Authors: Demkowicz, O., Ashworth, E., Mansfield, R., Stapley, E., Miles, H., Hayes, D., Burrell, K., Moore, A., & Deighton, 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).
International consensus on a standard set of outcome measures for child and youth anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorderDownload the open access paper
This Position Paper reports on recommendations specifically for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder in children and young people aged between 6 and 24 years. Authors: Krause, K., Chung, S., Adewuya, A. O., Wolpert, M. (2021).
Measuring health outcomes in HIV: time to bring in the patient experienceDownload the open access paper
There is a pressing need to review how a 'good' health outcome is defined and measured in light of care systems moving towards value-based frameworks that measure value in terms of the actual health outcomes achieved (rather than processes of care), global response shifting to providing long-term care for people living with HIV in the community, and integrating HIV as part of universal health coverage plans. Authors: O'Brien, N., Chi, Y., & Krause, K. R. (2021).
Association between single session service attendance and clinical characteristics in administrative dataRead the abstract
A large proportion of young people accessing specialist mental health services do so for a single session. The aim of the present study was to examine the characteristics of young people attending specialist mental health services for a single session and to examine associations between single session attendance and clinical characteristics. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs J., Hayes, D., Lane, R., Liverpool, S., Jacob, J. & Deighton, J. (2021).