Young people who meaningfully improve are more likely to mutually agree to end treatmentDownload the open access paper
Symptom improvement is often examined as an indicator of a good outcome of accessing mental health services. However, there is little evidence of whether symptom improvement is associated with other indicators of a good outcome, such as a mutual agreement to end treatment. The aim of this study was to examine whether young people accessing mental health services who meaningfully improved were more likely to mutually agree to end treatment. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs, J., Costa da Silva, L., Čuš, A., Liverpool, S., Pinheiro Mota, C., Pietrabissa, G., Bardsley, T., Sales, C. M. D., Ulberg, R., Jacob, J., & Ferreira, N. (2021).
A systematic review of shared decision making interventions in child and youth mental health: synthesising the use of theory, intervention functions, and behaviour change techniques.Download the open access paper
Reviews around interventions to improve shared decision making (SDM) for child and youth mental health have produced inconclusive findings on what approaches increase participation. Importantly, the previous reviews did not explore the use of theory, as well as mechanisms of change (intervention functions) and active units of change (behaviour change techniques). The aim of this review was to explore these factors and ascertain how, if at all, these contribute to SDM. Authors: Hayes, D., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Town, R., Wolpert, M. & Midgley, N. (2021).
Are we comparing apples with oranges? Assessing improvement across symptoms, functioning, and goal progress for adolescent anxiety and depressionDownload the open access paper
This study drew on naturalistic outcome data from 1641 adolescents with moderate or severe anxiety and/or depression symptoms who received routine specialist care across 60 mental health services in England. The study compared rates of meaningful improvement between the domains of internalizing symptoms, functioning, and progress towards self-defined goals. Consistent cross-domain improvement was observed in only 15.6% of cases. Authors: Krause, K. R., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Singleton, R., & Wolpert, W. (2021).
How to manage endings in unsuccessful therapy: a qualitative comparison of youth and clinician perspectivesDownload the open access paper
Approximately half of those who access child and adolescent mental health services do not show measurable improvement in symptoms. This study aimed to provide practice recommendations for managing treatment endings, particularly when outcomes have not improved. Authors: Bear, H. A., Dalzell, K., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Garland, L., & Wolpert, M. (2021).
Notes from the youth mental health field: using movement towards goals as a potential indicator of service change and quality improvementRead the abstract
The aim of this paper is to report our notes from the field on using movement toward goals at an aggregate level as an inference of service effectiveness. Authors: Jacob, J., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Costa da Silva L., & Law, D. (2021).
Parent/carer-reported experience of shared decision making at child and adolescent mental health services: a multilevel modelling approachDownload the open access paper
Shared decision making (SDM) has been associated with positive outcomes at child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). However, implementing SDM is sometimes challenging. This study aimed to explore the frequency of parent/carer-reported experience of SDM and examine possible associations between SDM and clinician's perceptions of the (a) children's and young people's psychosocial difficulties, (b) additional complex problems, and (c) impact of the psychosocial difficulties. Authors: Liverpool, S., Hayes, D., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).
The role of mental health symptomology and quality of life in predicting referrals to special child and adolescent mental health servicesDownload the open access paper
This study examined longitudinal association between a young person’s self-perceptions of quality of life and mental health difficulties and referral to specialist CAMHS service using a population cohort study (Targeted Mental Health in Schools service data) nested within a large-scale linkage between school (National Pupil Data base) and child mental health service administrative data (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust children and adolescent mental health services health records). Authors: Yoon, Y., Deighton, J., Wickersham, A., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Osborn, D., Viding, E., Downs, J (2021).
Applying behaviour change theory to understand the barriers to implementing routine outcome monitoringRead the abstract
The aim of this study was to develop a self-report measure of practitioner attitudes to ROM in order to better understand the barriers to successful implementation in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Authors: Bear, H., Dalzell, K., Edbrooke-Childs, J. and Wolpert, M. (2021).
Acceptability, engagement, and exploratory outcomes of an emotional wellbeing app: mixed methods preliminary evaluation and descriptive analysisDownload the open access paper
This evaluation aims to describe the acceptability, engagement, and preliminary outcomes of using an app (Paradym) designed to promote emotional well-being and positive mental health. Authors: Eisenstadt, A., Liverpool, S., Metaxa, A., Ciuvat, R. M., & Carlsson, C. (2021).