HeadStart evidence briefing 13: Young people’s experiences of HeadStart: 2017–2021Download this HeadStart briefing
The HeadStart Learning Team has conducted interviews with the same group of young people each year over the course of HeadStart. The interviews are about young people’s experiences of coping and receiving support (from the HeadStart programme and other professional or social sources) for difficult situations and feelings in life. Authors: Stapley, E., O'Neill, A., Demkowicz, I., Eisenstadt, M., Nicoll, C., Deighton, J. (2022).
HeadStart evidence briefing 12: Changes in perceived social support during early adolescenceDownload this HeadStart briefing
Briefing drawing on pre-pandemic quantitative survey data, looking at the association between supportive relationships at school and mental health and well-being (most of our other coronavirus-related resources have focused on support from partnerships or families). Authors: Bear, H., Yoon, Y., Stock, S. Garland, L., Deighton, J. (2021).
Children and young people's mental health in the English-speaking Caribbean: a scoping review and evidence mapDownload the open access paper
Evidence from low- and middle-income countries and developing nations on children and young people's mental health is generally missed in the international narrative. This scoping review aimed to add to the body of evidence by providing an overview of the available research from the English-speaking Caribbean region. Authors: Liverpool, S., Pereira, B., Pollard, M., Prescod, J., Trotman, C. (2021).
HeadStart evidence briefing 11: Does a brief, school-based intervention aimed at building resilience help children with emerging mental health difficulties?Download this HeadStart briefing
Summative evidence briefing on the Bounce Back intervention, delivered in HeadStart Newham. Looking at promising impact of the intervention. Authors: Humphrey, N., Panayiotou, M. (2021).
HeadStart evidence briefing 10: Delivery of the HeadStart programme during the coronavirus pandemic: HeadStart staff perspectivesDownload this HeadStart briefing
The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of staff members working at the HeadStart partnerships on HeadStart delivery during the pandemic. Authors: Stapley, E., Stock, S., O'Neill, A., Deighton, J. (2021).
HeadStart evidence briefing 8: Does cross-age peer mentoring help young people with emerging mental health difficulties?Download this HeadStart briefing
This study aimed to evaluate More than Mentors (MtM), which is a targeted intervention run in schools by HeadStart Newham. Authors: Panayiotou, M., Ville, E., Poole, L., Gill, V., Humphrey, N. (2020).
HeadStart evidence briefing 7: The mental health and wellbeing of adolescent boys and girlsDownload this HeadStart briefing
In this report, we aimed to a) establish whether mental health problems in young people are increasing, decreasing or staying the same over time; b) see whether there are any emerging developmental changes in mental health problems and subjective wellbeing during this period; c) explore any gender differences in the mental health problems and subjective wellbeing. Authors: Deighton, J., Yoon,Y., Garland, L. (2020).
HeadStart evidence briefing 6: Shining a light on risk and protective factors: young people’s experiencesDownload this HeadStart briefing
This briefing reports the findings from two qualitative studies conducted as part of the HeadStart Learning Programme (national evaluation). Authors: Stapley, E., Eisenstadt, M., Demkowicz, O., Garland, L., Stock, S., Deighton, J. (2020).
HeadStart evidence briefing 5: Whole school approaches to promoting mental health: what does the evidence say?Download this HeadStart briefing
This briefing is about using a whole school approach to promote mental health. Such approaches are a characteristic feature of HeadStart and are also encouraged in advice published by the Department for Education. Authors: Demkowicz, O., Humphrey, N. (2019).