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  • Emerging evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 3)

    We searched for evidence from around the world carried out during the pandemic to explore some specific questions: 1. What are the key mental health challenges for children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic? 2. Are there any particularly vulnerable groups? 3. What might help children and young people to manage these challenges? This review (Issue 3) captures research identified between 25th May and 14th June 2020. Authors: Gilleard, A., Lereya, T., Tait, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Deighton, J., Cortina, M.A. (2020).

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  • Emerging evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 2)

    Emerging evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 2)

    We searched for evidence from around the world carried out during the pandemic to explore some specific questions: 1. What are the key mental health challenges for children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic? 2. Are there any particularly vulnerable groups? 3. What might help children and young people to manage these challenges? This review (Issue 2) captures research published between 5th May 2020 and 24th May 2020. Authors: Cortina, M.A., Gilleard, A., Deighton, J., Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2020).

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  • Emerging evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 1)

    We searched for evidence from around the world carried out during the pandemic to explore some specific questions: 1. What are the key mental health challenges for children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic? 2. Are there any particularly vulnerable groups? 3. What might help children and young people to manage these challenges? This review (Issue 1) was carried out between January 1st 2020 and May 4th 2020. Authors: Cortina, M.A., Gilleard, A., Deighton, J. (2020).

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  • Emerging Evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 8 research bulletin)

    We have been conducting rapid reviews of the emerging evidence surrounding the mental health impacts of the pandemic on children and young people. This final concluding issue aims to reiterate what we have learned, emphasising some of the key studies and setting out recommendations for supporting children and young people’s mental health as the pandemic continues and beyond. Authors: Jeffery, M., Gilleard, A., Lereya, T., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Deighton, J., Tait, N., Cortina, M.A. (2021).

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  • Neural correlates of face familiarity in institutionalised children and links to attachment disordered behaviour

    One of the most well-documented sequelae of early maltreatment and institutionalisation is attachment problems, including behaviours under the labels of reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED). Despite growing evidence of the neurobiological effects of institutionalisation, the neural correlates of these behavioural patterns are largely unknown. Authors: Oliveira, P. S., Fearon, P, Belsky, J., Mesquita, A., Sampaio, A., Pinal, D., Soares, I. (2022).

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  • Mercers’ Wellbeing Evaluation Programme: final report

    The Mercers’ Wellbeing Evaluation Programme aimed to support Mercers’ Associated Schools and Colleges to evaluate their mental health and wellbeing provision. The programme was delivered in two phases between 2016 and 2022. The final report from the Mercers’ Wellbeing Evaluation Programme is available online. It summarises the learning and achievements of the programme’s second phase, setting these within the context of the programme as a whole.

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  • Mercers’ Wellbeing Evaluation Programme: final report (executive summary)

    The Mercers’ Wellbeing Evaluation Programme aimed to support Mercers’ Associated Schools and Colleges to evaluate their mental health and wellbeing provision. The programme was delivered in two phases between 2016 and 2022. The final report from the Mercers’ Wellbeing Evaluation Programme is available online. It summarises the learning and achievements of the programme’s second phase, setting these within the context of the programme as a whole.

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  • What do we know about mental health?

    An accessible resource on what we know about mental health.

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  • Evaluating programmes to support pupil mental health and wellbeing: examples from schools and colleges working with the Mercers' Company

    This briefing aims to describe an approach to monitoring and evaluating children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges, as a means to provide better support. The IDEA (Intervention description, Design, Evaluation implementation, Analysis and reporting) approach is described, which gives practical steps to the development of approaches to evaluating support for mental health and wellbeing delivered in educational settings. Three evaluations that have adopted this approach are also summarised.

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