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Acceptability and feasibility of early identification of mental health difficulties in primary schools: A qualitative exploration of UK school staff and parents’ perceptions (2020)
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Childs-Fegredo, J., Burn, A., Duschinsky, R., Humphrey, A., Ford, T., Jones, P. B., & Howarth, E. (2021). Acceptability and feasibility of early identification of mental health difficulties in primary schools: A qualitative exploration of UK school staff and parents’ perceptions. School Mental Health, 13, 143–159. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12310-020-09398-3

© 2020, The Author(s). One in eight children aged 5–19years in the UK suffer from a psychiatric disorder, while fewer than 35% are identified and only 25% of children access mental health services. Whilst government policy states that primary schools... Read More about Acceptability and feasibility of early identification of mental health difficulties in primary schools: A qualitative exploration of UK school staff and parents’ perceptions.

A follow-up study to a randomised control trial to investigate the perceived impact of mindfulness on academic performance in university students (2019)
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Cooney, S., Datta, B., Dufour, G., Jones, P. B., Boo, S., Childs-Fegredo, J., & Galante, J. (2020). A follow-up study to a randomised control trial to investigate the perceived impact of mindfulness on academic performance in university students. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 20(2), 286-301. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12282

Objectives: Mindfulness research in education has focused on its potential to support student well-being. There is a paucity of research on the interaction between mindfulness and academic performance (AP). This qualitative study builds on results of... Read More about A follow-up study to a randomised control trial to investigate the perceived impact of mindfulness on academic performance in university students.

Acceptability of screening for mental health difficulties in primary schools: A survey of UK parents (2018)
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Soneson, E., Childs-Fegredo, J., Anderson, J. K., Stochl, J., Fazel, M., Ford, T., …Howarth, E. (2018). Acceptability of screening for mental health difficulties in primary schools: A survey of UK parents. BMC Public Health, 18, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6279-7

Background: Many children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties (MHD) do not access care, often due to inadequate identification. Schools have a unique potential to improve early identification; however, evidence is limited regardi... Read More about Acceptability of screening for mental health difficulties in primary schools: A survey of UK parents.

‘Everyone should do it’: Client experience of a 12-week dialectical behaviour therapy group programme – An interpretative phenomenological analysis (2018)
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Childs-Fegredo, J., & Fellin, L. (2018). ‘Everyone should do it’: Client experience of a 12-week dialectical behaviour therapy group programme – An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 18(3), 319-331. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12178

Objective: There is a dearth of practice-based evidence of adapted or ‘DBT-informed’ transdiagnostic models, which could provide services and clinicians with information of what works and for whom, in which settings. This paper aims to bridge this ga... Read More about ‘Everyone should do it’: Client experience of a 12-week dialectical behaviour therapy group programme – An interpretative phenomenological analysis.