Analysis of protective factors in schoolchildren in England using the dual-factor model of mental healthDownload the open access paper
The dual-factor approach to mental health was employed to explore levels and interrelations of protective factors associated with resilience in a dataset of 30,841 schoolchildren aged 11–14 in England. Authors: Jefferies, P., Fritz, J., Deighton, J., Ungar, M. (2023).
The Importance of child-staff therapeutic relationships in the Children and Young People Secure EstateDownload the open access paper
The aim of this research was to explore young people’s experiences of therapeutic relationships with staff in secure settings, which is a central component of the Framework for Integrated Care (SECURE STAIRS). Authors: Jacobs, J., D'souza, S., Lane, R., Cracknell, L., Singleton, R., Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2023).
The impact of universal, school based, interventions on help seeking in children and young people: a systematic literature reviewDownload the open access paper
Universal help-seeking interventions in schools to support young people’s mental health have been widely used, but we know little about their initial impact and longer term follow-up. This systematic literature review aims to explore the impact of these types of programmes across different help-seeking constructs. Authors: Hayes, D., Mansfield, R., Mason, C., Santos, J., Moore, A., Boehnke, J., Ashworth, E., Moltrecht, B., Humphrey, N., Stallard, P., Patalay, P., & Deighton, J. (2023).
Health system influences on potentially avoidable hospital admissions by secondary mental health service use: a national ecological studyDownload the open access paper
This study aimed to compare area-level potentially avoidable hospital admissions (PAAs) rates among people using and not using secondary mental health services in England and to identify health system features that may influence between-area PAA variation. Authors: Woodhead, C., Martin, P., Osborn, D., Barratt, H., & Raine, R. (2021).
School-based intervention study examining approaches for well-being and mental health literacy of pupils in Year 9 in England: study protocol for a multischool, parallel group cluster randomised controlled trial (AWARE)Download the open access paper
This protocol describes a three-arm, parallel group cluster randomised controlled trial, investigating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two interventions, alongside a process and implementation evaluation, to improve mental health and well-being of Year 9 pupils in English secondary schools. Authors: Hayes, D., Moore, A., Stapley, E., Humphrey, N., Mansfield, R., Santos, J., Ashworth, A., Patalay, P., Bonin, E., Boehnke, J. R., Deighton, J. (2019).
Internet-based psychodynamic versus cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescents with depression: study protocol for a non-inferiority randomised controlled trial (the ERiCA study)Download the open access paper
Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescent depression has demonstrated efficacy in previous trials. In order to broaden the range of evidence-based treatments for young people, we evaluated a newly developed affect-focused internet-based psychodynamic treatment in a previous study with promising results. Authors: Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Carlbring, P. et al. (2020).
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).
Measuring health outcomes in HIV: time to bring in the patient experienceDownload the open access paper
There is a pressing need to review how a 'good' health outcome is defined and measured in light of care systems moving towards value-based frameworks that measure value in terms of the actual health outcomes achieved (rather than processes of care), global response shifting to providing long-term care for people living with HIV in the community, and integrating HIV as part of universal health coverage plans. Authors: O'Brien, N., Chi, Y., & Krause, K. R. (2021).
A qualitative investigation of LGBTQ+ young people’s experiences and perceptions of self-managing their mental healthDownload the open access paper
LGBTQ+ young people are more likely than their peers to experience a mental health difficulty and may be less likely to draw on specialist support due to fears of discrimination. However, little is known about LGBTQ+ young people's experiences and perceptions of self-managing their mental health. Using a multimodal qualitative design, 20 LGBTQ+ young people participated in a telephone interview or an online focus group. Authors: Town, R., Hayes, D., Fonagy, P., Stapley, E. (2021).