Is mental health competence in childhood associated with health risk behaviors in adolescence? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort StudyDownload the open access paper
Using UK Millennium Cohort Study data (n = 10,142), we examined how mental health competence (MHC) measured at the end of elementary school (11 years) is associated with self-reported use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, alcohol, illegal drugs, antisocial behaviour and sexual contact with another young person at age 14 years. Authors: Rougeaux, E., Hope, S., Viner, R. M., Deighton, J., Law, C., & Pearce, A. (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).
A narrative review of reviews of interconnecting risks (IR) of mental health problems for young peopleDownload the open access paper
The aim of this narrative review is to examine the most prevalent multiple or interconnecting risks of mental health problems that have been identified in previous reviews of the literature and to examine those most prevalent for children and young people. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs, J., Deighton, J. (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).
What metrics of harm are being captured in clinical trials involving talking treatments for young people? A systematic review of registered studies on the ISRCTNDownload the open access paper
The recording of harm and adverse events in psychological trials is essential, yet the types of harm being captured in trials for talking treatments involving children and young people have not been systematically investigated. The aim of this review was to determine how often harm and adverse events are recorded in talking treatments for children and young people, as well as the metrics that are being collected. Authors: Hayes, D., Za'ba, N. (2021).
Realist process evaluation of the implementation and impact of an organisational cultural transformation programme in the children and young people's secure estate (CYPSE) in England: study protocolDownload the open access paper
The Framework for Integrated Care (SECURE STAIRS) is being implemented in the Children and Young People's Secure Estate: a 'whole systems' approach to support secure settings to develop trauma-informed and relationally based environments, supporting staff to provide consistent, therapeutic care. This paper aims to present the protocol for a national cohort study examining the impact and implementation of this cultural transformation programme. Authors: D'Souza, S., Lane, R., Jacob, J., Livanou, M., Riches, W., Rogers, A., Ullman, R., Rashid, A., Singleton, R., Wheeler, J., Bevington, D., Deighton, J., Fonagy, P., Fuggle, P., Law, D., & Edbrooke-Childs, J., (2021).
Characteristics of young people accessing recently implemented Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (F:CAMHS) in England: insights from national service activity data.Download the open access paper
Children and young people in contact with forensic child and adolescent mental health services present with more complex needs than young people in the general population. This research examines the characteristics of children and young people referred to recently commissioned Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Services (F:CAMHS) and service activity during the first 24 months of service. Authors: Lane, R., D’Souza, S., Singleton, R., Hindley, N., Bevington, D., White, O., Jacob, J., Wheeler, J., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).
Empowering and supporting parents/carers of high-risk young people assisted by Community Forensic CAMHSRead the abstract
Thirteen Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (F:CAMHS) across England were developed to provide specialist support to young people at high risk of harm to self and in particular others, and their families. The aim of this study is to explore parent/carer experiences of Community F:CAMHS. Thematic analysis of interviews was conducted. Superordinate themes generated focused on 1) facilitators; and 2) barriers to support. Authors: Jacobs, J., Lane, R., D’Souza, S., Cracknell, L., White, O., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (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).