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  • Chronic illness in childhood and early adolescence: a longitudinal exploration of co-occurring mental illness

    This study suggests that chronic illness may impact on functioning and social development in early adolescence, and consequently lead to increased rates of mental illness. Examining rates of school absenteeism and peer victimisation may be key to identifying children at risk over time. Authors: Brady, A.M., Deighton, J., & Stansfeld, S. (2020).

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  • A comprehensive mapping of outcomes following psychotherapy for adolescent depression: the perspectives of young people, their parents and therapists

    This study mapped the types of change described by three key stakeholder groups following psychotherapy for depression, and compared the salience of these outcomes with the frequency of their measurement in recent quantitative treatment effectiveness studies for adolescent depression. Authors: Krause, K., Midgley, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2022).

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  • Counselling for young people and families affected by child sexual exploitation and abuse: a qualitative investigation of the perspective of young people, parents, and professionals

    The aim of this study was to explore the experience of counselling for young people and parents affected by child sexual exploitation and abuse, with a view to examining what facilitates progress, from the perspective of young people, parents and professionals. Authors: Farr, J., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Town, R., Pietkiewicz, D., Young, I., & Stapley, E. (2021).

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  • An affective-appraisal approach for parental shared decision making in Children and young people's mental health settings: a qualitative study.

    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).

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  • Feasibility and acceptability of a digital intervention to support shared decision-making in children’s and young people’s mental health: mixed methods pilot randomised controlled trial

    This paper reports the findings from a feasibility and acceptability study of Power Up for Parents, an intervention to promote shared decision-making (SDM) and support parents and caregivers making decisions regarding children’s and young people’s mental health. Authors: Liverpool, S., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).

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  • Associations between child mental health, carer worry and help-seeking

    Carers may not always express child mental health concerns to health professionals. Therefore, identifying factors delaying help-seeking is important. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between carer affect and help-seeking. Authors: Liverpool, S., Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).

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  • A caregiver digital intervention to support shared decision making in child and adolescent mental health services

    Digital interventions are increasingly being used to support care and treatment in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). In light of calls for more transparency, this paper aims to describe the development of an evidence-based, theoretically informed digital decision support intervention for parents and caregivers of young people accessing CAMHS. Authors: Liverpool, S., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (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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  • A scoping review of the factors that influence families’ ability or capacity to provide young people with emotional support over the transition to adulthood

    We conducted a scoping review to identify the factors that influence families’ ability or capacity to provide young people with emotional support during the transition to adulthood, and to understand the gaps in this research area. Authors: Stapley, E., Vainieri, I., Li, E., Merrick, H., Jeffery, M., Foreman, S., Casey, P., Ullman, R. & Cortina, M. (2021).

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