What metrics of harm are being captured in clinical trials involving talking treatments for young people? A systematic review of registered studies on the ISRCTNDownload the open access paper
The recording of harm and adverse events in psychological trials is essential, yet the types of harm being captured in trials for talking treatments involving children and young people have not been systematically investigated. The aim of this review was to determine how often harm and adverse events are recorded in talking treatments for children and young people, as well as the metrics that are being collected. Authors: Hayes, D., Za'ba, N. (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).
Adolescents' understanding of what causes emotional distress: a qualitative Exploration in a non-clinical sample using ideal-type analysisDownload the open access paper
Research exploring what adolescents perceive to be the cause(s) of their emotional difficulties is lacking. Improving understanding of this issue within non-clinical adolescent groups may provide useful insight into how to develop strategies to support young people as they navigate emotional difficulties. Objectives: The aim of this research was to explore if meaningful categories of perceived cause(s) for emotional distress exist for non-clinical adolescent groups. Authors: O'Neill, A., Stapley, E., Stock, S., Merrick, H., & Humphrey, N. (2021).
Psychological support interventions for healthcare providers and informal caregivers during the COVID‐19 pandemic: a systematic review of the literature.Download the open access paper
During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers and informal caregivers were at an increased risk of adverse mental health effects. This systematic review provides a summary of the available evidence on the content and efficacy of the psychological support interventions in increasing mental health among healthcare providers and informal caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Authors: Bertuzzi, V., Semonella, M., Bruno, D., Manna, C., Edbrooke‐Childs, J., Giusti, E. M., Castelnuovo. G., & Pietrabissa, G. (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).
A school-based mobile app intervention for enhancing emotion regulation in children: exploratory trialRead the abstract
This study investigates the use of a new app-based intervention designed to support children’s emotion regulation in schools. The aim is to optimise the usability, acceptability and utility of the app and explore its scope for implementation with the target user in the school context. Authors: Moltrecht, B., Patalay, P., Deighton, J., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (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).
What treatment outcomes matter most? A Q-study of outcome priority profiles among youth with lived experience of depressionDownload the open access paper
Interest in youth perspectives on what constitutes an important outcome in the treatment of depression has been growing, but limited attention has been given to heterogeneity in outcome priorities, and minority viewpoints. This study used Q-methodology to identify outcome priority profiles among youth with lived experience of service use for depression. Authors: Krause, K. R., Edbrooke‐Childs, J., Bear, H. A., Calderón, A. & Wolpert, M. (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).