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  • 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-olds

    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).

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  • Trajectories of change of youth depressive symptoms in routine care: shape, predictors, and service-use implications

    This study used multilevel modeling to examine the average trajectory of change and the factors associated with change in depressive symptoms in a large sample of youth seen in routine mental health care services in England. Authors: Napoleone, E., Evans, C., Patalay, P., Wolpert, M., Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2019).

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  • Predicting mental health improvement and deterioration in a large community sample of 11- to 13-year-olds

    This study examined rates of reliable improvement/deterioration for children in a school sample over time. N = 9074 children from 118 secondary schools across England provided self-report mental health (SDQ), quality of life and demographic data (age, ethnicity and free school meals (FSM) at baseline and 1 year and self-report data on access to mental health support at 1 year). Authors: Wolpert, M., Zamperoni, V., Napaleone, E., Patalay, P., Jacob, J., Fokkema, M., Promberger, M., Costa da Silva, L., Patel, M., Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2019).

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  • A feasibility trial of Power Up: a smartphone app to support patient activation and shared decision making for mental health in young people

    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).

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  • The Child Outcome Rating Scale: validating a four-item measure of psychosocial functioning in community and clinic samples of children aged 10–15

    This paper describes psychometric analysis of the Child Outcome Rating Scale (CORS), a brief and highly accessible self-report measure of young people’s psychosocial functioning already used extensively by mental health professionals around the world but with only limited data on psychometric robustness. Authors: Casey, P., Patalay, P., Deighton, J., Miller, S.D, Wolpert, M. (2019).

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  • Associations between mental health competence and indicators of physical health and cognitive development in eleven year olds: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study

    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).

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  • Increasing person‐centred care in paediatrics

    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).

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  • Systematic review and meta-analysis: outcomes of routine specialist mental health care for young people with depression and/or anxiety

    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)

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  • An mHealth intervention (ReZone) to help young people self-manage overwhelming feelings: cluster-randomised controlled trial

    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).

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