New Mental Health research programme and awareness-raising initiative | MQ
A new programme of research, bringing together scientists, clinicians, people with experience of mental health problems and partner organisations is being established to address three of the most pressing challenges in young people’s mental health:
Understanding how mental illness develops.
Learning how to identify which young people are most at risk.
Developing effective interventions for young people and ensuring they are delivered in practice.
MQ’s manifesto for young people’s mental health charts a path forward – identifying how the general public, researchers, and government can come together to make the vision of transforming young people’s mental health a reality.
This report assesses the extent to which mental health services recognise and respond to this relationship between financial difficulty and mental health problems. The publication explores where there are gaps in existing provision and where better coordination could improve services for people with mental health problems who are experiencing financial difficulty.
The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions delivered in school settings for pupils with, or at risk of, ADHD and to explore the factors that may enhance, or limit, their delivery.
54 studies that evaluated school interventions were found. Overall, these interventions appeared to reduce hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattentiveness, and improve some measures of problem behaviours, school skills and achievement. Short-term interventions seemed to be more beneficial than longer-term ones, and strategies targeting social skills did not seem particularly helpful.