Prevalence of mental health problems in schools: poverty and other risk factors amongst 28,000 adolescents in EnglandDownload the open access paper
This study analyses a large-scale community-based dataset of 28 160 adolescents to explore school-based prevalence of mental health problems and characteristics that predict increased odds of experiencing them. Authors: Deighton, J., Lereya, T.L., Casey, P., Patalay, P., Humphrey, N., & Wolpert, M. (2019).
Evaluating the Peer Education Project in secondary schoolsDownload the open access paper
The purpose of this paper is to determine the efficacy of the Peer Education Project (PEP), a school-based, peer-led intervention designed to support secondary school students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to safeguard their mental health and that of their peers. Authors: Eisenstein, C., Zamperoni, V., Humphrey, N., Deighton, J., Wolpert, M., Rosan, C., Bohan, H., Kousoulis, A., Promberger, M., and Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2019).
An approach to linking education, social care and electronic health records for children and young people in South London: a linkage study of child and adolescent mental health service dataDownload the open access paper
Creation of linked mental health, social and education records for research to support evidence-based practice for regional mental health services. Authors: Downs, J. M., Ford, T., Stewart, R., Epstein, S., Shetty, H., Little, R., Jewell, A., Broadbent, M., Deighton, J., Mostafa, Gilbert, T., Hotopf, M., and Hayes, R. (2019).
Trust me, we can sort this out: a theory-testing case study of the role of epistemic trust in fostering relationshipsDownload the open access paper
Here, a theory-testing single case study methodology, adapted from an approach developed in the field of psychoanalysis, is presented. Authors: Sprecher, E., Li, E., Sleed, M., Midgley, N. (2022).
Trajectories of change of youth depressive symptoms in routine care: shape, predictors, and service-use implicationsRead the abstract
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).
Predicting mental health improvement and deterioration in a large community sample of 11- to 13-year-oldsDownload the open access paper
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).
A feasibility trial of Power Up: a smartphone app to support patient activation and shared decision making for mental health in young peopleDownload the open access paper
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).
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).
A retrospective case note review of young people in transition from adolescent medium secure units to adult servicesRead the abstract
This retrospective case note review sought to examine the clinical characteristics, transition pathways and psychosocial indicators of transition outcomes amongst young people in forensic medium secure services discharged to adult services. Authors: Livanou, M. I., Lane, R., D'Souza, S., Singh, S. P. (2020).