School-based interventions

  • Supporting Mental Health in Schools and Colleges – a summary of UK Department of Education’s report

    In a 2017 summary report*, the UK Department of Education set out the findings of its research into what English schools and colleges are currently doing to support students with mental health needs and their efforts to promote positive mental health and wellbeing amongst pupils, and their experiences of putting such provisions into practice.

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  • School-based interventions are effective, but are they efficient?

    School-based interventions (SBIs) are effective for preventing and treating common medicopsychological problems and disorders in pupils, according to data from a practitioner review published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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  • Positive news on the Peer Education Project

    A new school-based programme by the Mental Health Foundation called the Peer Education Project (PEP) has been making leaps and bounds in tackling rising issues with mental health in young people.

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  • Teaching about Tics

    A psychoeducational intervention, in the form of a classroom presentation, can enhance the knowledge and attitudes of peers towards their classmates with Tourette syndrome (TS), according to research by Claire Nussey and colleagues.

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  • Barriers to sharing information with schools

    A recent study by Tania Hart and Michelle O’Reilly has found that the exchange of information between Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and schools needs improving to sufficiently support the educational needs of young people with emotional mental health difficulties.

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    Jack Tizard Memorial Lecture and Conference 2017

    This years’ annual Jack Tizard memorial lecture and conference focused on public mental health for children and young people: addressing mental health needs in schools and communities.

    Event type
    Day Conference
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  • The Bridge – Informatics issue

    Welcome to this informatics themed edition of the Bridge.

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  • iPad App complements ASD therapy

    Children with autism spectrum condition (ASC) may benefit from combined technology-based and traditional interventions, according to new research.

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  • Digital health interventions for the young: meeting expectations?

    The number of digital health interventions for mental health disorders is increasing, but research from Chris Hollis and colleagues suggests that the clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness are unclear. Consistent methods of reporting and evaluation are required to extract definitive conclusions from clinical trials.

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  • How research on cyberbullying has developed

    Prof. Peter K. Smith, Goldsmiths, University of London, England
    The topic of cyberbullying is often in the media, because of the distress and harm it can cause. There have been cases where it appears to have contributed significantly to tragic outcomes such as suicide (Livingstone & Smith, 2014).

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