Development and validation of the illness perceptions questionnaire for youth anxiety and depression (IPQ-Anxiety and IPQ-Depression)Download
The aim of this study was to develop reliable and valid versions of the IPQ-R for young people with anxiety and depression to better understand how they perceive and cognitively represent the course, severity, impact, and treatability of their anxiety and depression. Authors: Bear, H. A, Moon, Z., Wasil, A., Ahuvia, I., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Wolpert, M.
Umbrella systematic review finds limited evidence that school absence explains the association between chronic health conditions and lower academic attainmentDownload
Absence from school is more frequent for children with chronic health conditions (CHCs) than their peers and may be one reason why average academic attainment scores are lower among children with CHCs. Authors: Jay, M. A., Sanders-Ellis, D., Blackburn, R., Deighton, J., & Gilbert, R.
Disentangling the developmental and conceptual links between emotion dysregulation, self-regulation and internalizing and externalizing difficulties in childhood: a longitudinal investigationDownload
There is a close association between emotion regulation and mental ill-health but how they influence each other over time is unclear. The close association between the constructs also raises the question of how conceptually distinct or similar they are. We use data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study to investigate temporal and conceptual relationships between emotion regulation and mental health difficulties in childhood. Authors: Moltrecht, B., Patalay, P., Deighton, J., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Krause, K. R.
International youth mental health case study of peer researchers’ experiencesDownload the open access paper
This is a case study paper, led by peer researchers with lived experience of mental health difficulties. It highlights the barriers and enablers of involving different levels of peer researchers and participants from eight countries. This comes from our Wellcome funded 'Active Ingredients' project. Authors: Spuerck, I., Stankovic, M., Fatima, S. Z., Yilmas, E., Morgan, N., Jacob, J., Edbrooke-Childs & Vostanis, P.
Enhancing mental health and well-being outcomes for psychotherapy and counselling through idiographic analysis: A four-quadrant approachDownload the open access paper
The analysis of personalised measures, such as goals, can be explored in a number of ways to meet the needs of exploring outcomes in the room with the client on a one-to-one level, but also any requirements of aggregating the scores up to explore service evaluation. We came up with four quadrants of analysis to illustrate the main ways we suggest the data can be considered. We used goal based outcomes as our worked example. The four quadrants are: 1. Individual goal progress on single goals 2. Individual goal progress by aggregated goals 3. Team/service level progress by goal theme 4. Team/service level progress by aggregate goal scores Authors: Jacob, J., Rae, J. P., Allegranti, B., Duncan, C. & Cooper, M.
Case Study 6: Evaluating a multi-disciplinary children’s referral service: HeadStart Kernow’s Bloom modelDownload the case study
In this case study we do not outline the findings of the evaluation work; these can be found by following the links at the end. Instead, this report outlines the challenges associated with an evaluation of Bloom, the process that HeadStart Kernow developed and implemented, and the key learning gained from undertaking this work (2022).
Case Study 5: Making best use of pupil mental health and wellbeing dataDownload the case study
Cross-partnership case study looking at the ways schools have used WMF data to change their practice (2021).
Case Study 4: Engaging children and young people meaningfully in evaluation and research: learning from HeadStartDownload the case study
From a review of the diverse work to engage children and young people in evaluation that has taken place in the six HeadStart Partnerships, it has been possible to identify key challenges and practices that have helped overcome them (2020).
Case study 3: Informing system and cultural change in emotional and mental health using the Wellbeing Measurement Framework survey resultsDownload the case study
This case study looks at how HeadStart Kernow raised awareness of the WMF and began to embed the use of WMF data across the system. Challenges they encountered include limited awareness of WMF and its potential locally, and issues around the accessibility of the data (2019).