Family adversity and health characteristics associated with intimate partner violence in children and parents presenting to health care: a population-based birth cohort study in EnglandDownload
Little is known about the clinical characteristics of children and parents affected by intimate partner violence (IPV) presenting in health-care settings. We examined the associations between family adversities, health characteristics, and IPV in children and parents using linked electronic health records (EHRs) from primary and secondary care between 1 year before and 2 years after birth (the first 1000 days). We compared parental health problems in in children and parents with and without recorded IPV. Authors: Syed, S., Gilbert, R., Feder, G., Howe, L., Powell, C., Howarth, E., Deighton, J., Lacey, R.
The impact of area level mental health interventions on outcomes for secondary school pupils: Evidence from the HeadStart programme in EnglandDownload
In light of the dramatic rise in mental health disorders amongst adolescents seen in the past decade across the world, there is an urgent need for robust evidence on what works to combat this trend. This paper provides the first robust evaluation of the impacts on school outcomes of 6-year funding programme (HeadStart) for area-level mental health interventions for adolescents. Exploiting educational administrative data on ten cohorts of state-educated secondary school students, we use the synthetic control method to construct counterfactual outcomes for areas that received the funding. Authors: Cattan, S., Lereya, S. T., Yoon, Y., Gilbert, R., Deighton, D.
Early adolescents’ experiences of a school-and community-based prevention program: perceived ‘bridges’ and ‘walls’ to promoting mental health and wellbeingDownload
This study aimed to explore early adolescents’ lived experiences of a school- and community-based prevention program, including what helps, why, and when. Authors: Stapley, E., Eisenstadt, M., Demkowicz, O., Stock, S., O'neill, A., Deighton, J., & Ungar, M.
At a glance: impact of HeadStart on secondary pupil absence, exclusion and attainmentDownload this HeadStart briefing
We aimed to investigate if HeadStart was effective in ameliorating school outcomes such as absence, exclusion and attainment. We also aimed to explore if synthetic control method was an appropriate methodology to investigate the effectiveness of area level interventions.
Conducting economic evaluations of mental health and wellbeing early intervention and prevention programmes: Learning and insights from a real-world implementation contextDownload this HeadStart briefing
This study aims to explore the process of collecting and using cost data from programme implementers’ perspectives, in the context of delivering a prevention and early intervention programme in a real-world setting. Authors: Stapley, E., Herbert, K., Cattan, S., Deighton, J. (2022).
Staff perspectives on HeadStart deliveryDownload this HeadStart briefing
This briefing summarises learning from the first year of the HeadStart programme, drawing on research interviews conducted with staff members at each partnership as part of the qualitative evaluation of HeadStart led by the Learning Team in the EBPU. Author: Stapley, E. (2017).
HeadStart evidence briefing 14: Youth participation: models used to understand young people’s participation in school and community programmesDownload this HeadStart briefing
This briefing will direct attention to different models of participation that currently exist within various systems of care and support. It is important to note that while many more participation models exist, the focus of this briefing is on those that make a clear distinction between categories of involvement and differentiate between the roles of providers and service users within their models. Authors: Dolaty, S., Tait, N., Brunskill, H. (2022).
HeadStart evidence briefing 13: Young people’s experiences of HeadStart: 2017–2021Download this HeadStart briefing
The HeadStart Learning Team has conducted interviews with the same group of young people each year over the course of HeadStart. The interviews are about young people’s experiences of coping and receiving support (from the HeadStart programme and other professional or social sources) for difficult situations and feelings in life. Authors: Stapley, E., O'Neill, A., Demkowicz, I., Eisenstadt, M., Nicoll, C., Deighton, J. (2022).
HeadStart evidence briefing 12: Changes in perceived social support during early adolescenceDownload this HeadStart briefing
Briefing drawing on pre-pandemic quantitative survey data, looking at the association between supportive relationships at school and mental health and well-being (most of our other coronavirus-related resources have focused on support from partnerships or families). Authors: Bear, H., Yoon, Y., Stock, S. Garland, L., Deighton, J. (2021).