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Heads Up Policy Briefings

HeadStart Heads Up Policy Briefing 5

Gender differences, improving support, and talking about mental health: learning from the 2020 HeadStart conference

10th July 2020


HeadStart Heads Up Policy Briefing 4

Supporting young people at home: what helps young people with their mental health and wellbeing?

4th June 2020


HeadStart Heads Up Policy Briefing 3

How are systems change and sustainability being approached in HeadStart?

15th October 2019


HeadStart Heads Up Policy Briefing 2

What are HeadStart partnerships doing to support the mental health of children and young people aged 10 to 16?

17th June 2019


HeadStart Heads Up Policy Briefing 1

What are HeadStart interventions focusing on to improve mental health in 10 to 16-year-olds?

1st April 2018

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HeadStart Evidence Briefings

HeadStart Evidence Briefing 7

Learning from HeadStart: the mental health and wellbeing of adolescent boys and girls

5th February 2020


HeadStart Evidence Briefing 6

Shining a light on risk and protective factors: young people’s experiences

24th January 2020


HeadStart Evidence Briefing 5

Whole school approaches to promoting mental health: what does the evidence say?

24th October 2019


HeadStart Evidence Briefing 4

Learning from HeadStart: does social action help young people with emerging mental health issues?

8th April 2019


HeadStart Evidence Briefing 3

Learning from HeadStart: the relationship between mental health and school attainment, attendance and exclusions in young people aged 11 to 14

5th February 2019


HeadStart Evidence Briefing 2

HeadStart Year 1: National Qualitative Evaluation Findings - Young People's Perspectives

14th May 2018


HeadStart Evidence Briefing 1

Mental health problems in young people, aged 11 to 14: results from the first HeadStart annual survey of 30,000 children

11th January 2018


Other resources 

What young people in HeadStart told us about: having difficulties and getting support (based on evidence briefing 6)

January 2020


What young people told us about: handling problems and difficult situations (based on evidence briefing 2)

February 2019


Staff perspectives on HeadStart delivery: challenges and solutions

September 2017


Journal Articles

Demkowicz, O., Ashworth, E., Mansfield, R., Stapley, E., Miles, H., Hayes, D., Burrell, K., Moore, A., & Deighton, J. Children and young people’s experiences of completing mental health and wellbeing measures for research: learning from two school-based pilot projects. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 14, 35 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-020-00341-7 


Humphrey, N. & Panayiotou, M. Bounce Back: randomised trial of a brief, school-based group intervention for children with emergent mental health difficulties. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2020). doi: 10.1007/s00787-020-01612-6 


Black, L., Mansfield, R., & Panayiotou, M. (2020). Age Appropriateness of the Self-Report Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Assessment. doi: 10.1177/1073191120903382


Stapley, E., Demkowicz, O., Eisenstadt, M., Wolpert, M. & Deighton, J. (2019). Coping with the stresses of daily life in England: A qualitative study of self-care strategies and social and professional support in early adolescenceJournal of Adolescence doi: 10.1177/0272431619858420 


Lereya, S. T., Patel, M., dos Santos, J.P.G.A., & Deighton, J. (2019). Mental health difficulties, attainment and attendance: a cross-sectional study. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, doi: 10.1007/s00787-018-01273-6.


Deighton, J., Lereya, T. L., Casey, P., Patalay, P., Humphrey, N., & Wolpert, M. (2019). Prevalence of mental health problems in schools: poverty and other risk factors amongst 28,000 adolescents in England. British Journal of Psychiatry, doi: 10.1192/bjp.2019.19.


Black, L., Panayiotou, M., & Humphrey, N. (2019). The dimensionality and latent structure of mental health difficulties and wellbeing in early adolescence. PLOS One, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213018.


Lereya, S. T., Humphrey, N., Patalay, P., Wolpert, M., Böhnke, J. R., Macdougall A., & Deighton, J. (2016). The student resilience survey: psychometric validation and associations with mental health. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, doi: 10.1186/s13034-016-0132-5.


Blogs

Stapley, E. (2019). Analysing young people’s experiences of coping with problems, difficult situations and feelings: An evolving approach to analysing qualitative longitudinal evaluation data. (Big Qual Analysis Resource Hub).