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).
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).
Patient and public involvement in youth mental health research: protocol for a systematic review of practices and impact.Download the open access paper
Various health settings have advocated for involving patients and members of the public in research as a means to increase quality and relevance of the produced knowledge. However, youth patient and public involvement has been an understudied area. This protocol paper describes a new project that aims to summarize what is known about PPI with young people in mental health research. Authors: Sales, C. M. D., Martins, F., Alves, M. M., Carletto, S., Conejo-Ceron, S., da Silva, L. C., Cus. A, Edridge. C, Ferrerira. N, Hancheva. C, Lima, E. M. A., Liverpool, S., Midgley, N., Moltrecht. B., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).
A qualitative study of how adolescents’ use of coping strategies and support varies in line with their experiences of adversityDownload the open access paper
Our aim was twofold: First, to explore the coping strategies and sources of support that adolescents identify as protective (or not) in the face of difficulty over a three-year period; second, to examine how and why this may vary in line with the levels of adversity that they report experiencing in life. Authors: Stapley, E., Stock. S, Deighton. J, Demkowicz. O (2022).
Youth and professional perspectives of mental health resources across eight countriesDownload the open access paper
Youth mental health support and services vary across sociocultural contexts. It is important to capture the perspectives of youth with lived experiences for planning needs-led interventions and services, especially in Global South countries, with limited specialist resources and representative literature. The aim was to establish how youth with lived experiences of anxiety and depression viewed external support in different countries, and how these views were juxtaposed with those of professionals. Authors: Vostanis, P., Ruby, F., Jacob, J., Eruyar, Ş., Mironga Getanda, E., Haffejee, S., Krishna. M. & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2022).
Predictors of mental health difficulties and subjective wellbeing in adolescents: a longitudinal studyDownload the open access paper
There has been considerable debate regarding whether mental health difficulties and subjective wellbeing are two distinct domains or different ends of a single mental health spectrum. This study investigates if predictors of mental health difficulties and subjective wellbeing are the same or different in a large-scale community-based sample in the United Kingdom. Authors: Lereya, S.T., Patalay, P. & Deighton, J. (2022).