Is mental health competence in childhood associated with health risk behaviors in adolescence? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort StudyDownload the open access paper
Using UK Millennium Cohort Study data (n = 10,142), we examined how mental health competence (MHC) measured at the end of elementary school (11 years) is associated with self-reported use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, alcohol, illegal drugs, antisocial behaviour and sexual contact with another young person at age 14 years. Authors: Rougeaux, E., Hope, S., Viner, R. M., Deighton, J., Law, C., & Pearce, A. (2020).
Early impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health care and on people with mental health conditions: framework synthesis of international experiences and responsesDownload the open access paper
The COVID-19 pandemic has many potential impacts on people with mental health conditions and on mental health care, including direct consequences of infection, effects of infection control measures and subsequent societal changes. We aimed to map early impacts of the pandemic on people with pre-existing mental health conditions and services they use, and to identify individual and service-level strategies adopted to manage these. Authors: Sheridan Rains, L., Johnson, S., Barnett, P. et al. (2021).
Impact on mental health care and on mental health service users of the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed methods survey of UK mental health care staffDownload the open access paper
We investigated staff reports regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in its early weeks on mental health care and mental health service users in the UK using a mixed methods online survey. Authors: Johnson, S., Dalton-Locke, C., Vera San Juan, N., Foye, U., Oram, S., Papamichail, A., Landau, S., Olive, R. R., Jeynes, T., Shah, P., Sheridan Rains, L., Lloyd-Evans, B., Carr, S., Killaspy, H., Gillard, S., Simpson, A. & The COVID-19 Mental Health Policy Research Unit Group (2021).
Children and young people’s experiences of completing mental health and wellbeing measures for research: learning from two school-based pilot projectsDownload the open access paper
This research set out to explore the way that children and young people perceive and experience completing mental health and wellbeing measures, with a specific focus on completion in a school context, in order to inform future measure and research design. Authors: Demkowicz, O., Ashworth, E., Mansfield, R., Stapley, E., Miles, H., Hayes, D., Burrell, K., Moore, A., & Deighton, J. (2020).
School characteristics and children's mental health: a linked survey-administrative data studyRead the abstract
Children spend a large amount of time in schools, making schools an important context for mental health prevention and support. We examine how school composition and school climate, controlling for individual child-level characteristics, are associated with children's mental health difficulties (emotional and behavioural difficulties). Authors: Patalay, P., O'Neill, E., Deighton, J., & Fink., E. (2020).
An affective-appraisal approach for parental shared decision making in Children and young people's mental health settings: a qualitative study.Download the open access paper
The majority of existing shared decision making (SDM) models are yet to explicitly account for emotion as an influencing factor to the SDM process. This study aimed to explore the role of parents' and carers' emotional experiences as a concept that has implications for SDM in children and young people's mental health (CYPMH) settings. Authors: Liverpool, S., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).
Essentials of ideal-type analysis: a qualitative approach to constructing typologiesPreview and purchase the book here
Essentials of ideal-type analysis is the perfect guide for qualitative researchers who want to explore individual cases in depth, but also understand patterns across multiple study participants. Ideal-type analysis is a method for forming typologies from qualitative data. Authors: Stapley, E., O'Keefe, S., & Midgley, N. (2021).
Association between single session service attendance and clinical characteristics in administrative dataRead the abstract
A large proportion of young people accessing specialist mental health services do so for a single session. The aim of the present study was to examine the characteristics of young people attending specialist mental health services for a single session and to examine associations between single session attendance and clinical characteristics. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs J., Hayes, D., Lane, R., Liverpool, S., Jacob, J. & Deighton, J. (2021).
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).