A systematic review and meta-analysis of the type and prevalence of mental health disorders and symptoms among children living in residential careDownload
This study systematically reviewed all research estimating the prevalence of mental health disorders and symptoms among children living in residential care provision like the UK. The findings highlight the high prevalence of mental health difficulties among this population and the need for further research to guide policy and practice in different countries. Authors: Westlake M. F., Hillman S., Kerr-Davies A., Viziteu A., Silver M., Dykiert D.
Neural correlates of face familiarity in institutionalised children and links to attachment disordered behaviourDownload the open access paper
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).
Ethnic differences in referral routes to youth mental health servicesDownload the open access paper
This study aimed to examine whether there are ethnic differences in referral route to youth mental health services. Authors: Ebrooke-Childs, J., Patalay, P. (2019).
Lighthouse Parenting Programme: description and pilot evaluation of mentalization based treatment (MBT) to address child maltreatmentRead the abstract
This article introduces an innovative mentalization based treatment (MBT) parenting intervention for families where children are at risk of maltreatment. The Lighthouse MBT Parenting Programme aims to prevent child maltreatment by promoting sensitive caregiving in parents. Authors: Byrne, G., Sleed, M., Fearon, P., Midgley, N., Mein, C., Bateman, A., & Fonagy, P. (2018).
Trial protocol for the Supporting Parents Project: a randomised controlled trial of the Lighthouse Parenting ProgrammeDownload the open access paper
A randomised controlled trial and implementation evaluation of the Lighthouse Parenting Programme for parents with children on recent child protection plans. Authors: Sleed, M., Midgley, N., Fearon, P., Martin, P., & Byrne, G. (2021).
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).
Trust and childhood maltreatment: evidence of bias in appraisal of unfamiliar facesDownload the open access paper
Children aged 8–16 years with maltreatment documented on the basis of social services records, and a group of 70 peers completed a trustworthiness face-judgement task in which they appraised the trustworthiness of unfamiliar facial stimuli varying along a computationally modelled trustworthiness dimension. Authors: Neil, L., Viding, E., Armbruster-Genc, D., Lisi, M., Mareschal, I., Rankin, G., Sharp, M., Phillips, H., Rapley, J., Martin, P., McCrory, E. (2021).
A feasibility trial of Power Up: a smartphone app to support patient activation and shared decision making for mental health in young peopleDownload the open access paper
This study aimed to determine the feasibility of undertaking a cluster randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of a smartphone app, Power Up, co-designed with young people to support patient activation and shared decision making for mental health. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs, J., Edridge, C., Averill, P., Delane, L., Hollis, C., Craven, M.P., Martin, K., Feltham, A., Jeremy, G., Deighton, J., & Wolpert, M. (2019).
A public health response to mental healthRead the abstract
This chapter provides an overview of a suggested public health response to address the increasing burden of mental health disorders globally. Authors: Cortina, M., Taylor, E., Verhulst, F., Wong, J., Yoshida, K.,& Nikapota, A. (2020).