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  • Notes from the youth mental health field: using movement towards goals as a potential indicator of service change and quality improvement

    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).

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  • Parent/carer-reported experience of shared decision making at child and adolescent mental health services: a multilevel modelling approach

    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).

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  • The role of mental health symptomology and quality of life in predicting referrals to special child and adolescent mental health services

    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).

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  • Applying behaviour change theory to understand the barriers to implementing routine outcome monitoring

    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).

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  • Acceptability, engagement, and exploratory outcomes of an emotional wellbeing app: mixed methods preliminary evaluation and descriptive analysis

    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).

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  • Children and young people’s mental health in the English-speaking Caribbean: a scoping review and evidence map

    Internationally, there is a wealth of research suggesting that many children and young people experience mental health problems. However, the evidence from low- and middle-income countries and developing nations is generally limited. This scoping review aimed to add to the body of evidence by providing an overview of the available research literature on children and young people’s (CYP’s) mental health in the English-speaking Caribbean region. Authors: Liverpool, S., Pereira, B., Pollard, M., Prescod, J. & Trotman, C. (2021).

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  • Idiographic patient reported outcome measures (I-PROMs) for routine outcome monitoring in psychological therapies: position paper

    Idiographic patient-reported outcome measures (I-PROMs) are a growing set of individualised tools for use in routine outcome monitoring (ROM) in psychological therapies. This paper presents a position statement on their conceptualisation, use and analysis, based on contemporary evidence and clinical practice. Authors: Sales, C. M. D., Ashworth, M., Ayis, S., Barkham, M., Edbrooke‐Childs, J., Faísca, L., Jacob. J, Xu. D, Cooper, M. (2002).

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  • Predictors of child and adolescent mental health treatment outcome

    We examined the predictors of treatment outcome or improvement in mental health difficulties for young people accessing child and adolescent mental health services. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs, J., Rashid, A., Ritchie, B., & Deighton, J. (2022).

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  • How does the association between special education need and absence vary overtime and across special education need types?

    We investigated special education needs (SEN) as a risk factor for absenteeism. For 418,455 mainstream secondary school students from 151 local authorities in England, multilevel linear regression models were run to investigate the association between SEN, SEN types and absenteeism during their secondary school period from year 7 to year 11. Authors: Lereya, T., Cattan, S, Yoon, Y., Gilbert, R. & Deighton, J. (2022).

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