Dr Emma Ashworth is a Chartered Psychologist and Lecturer in Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. Emma's research interests are primarily around child and adolescent mental health, with a particular emphasis on risk and resilience, examining the processes and mechanisms that contribute to the emergence of difficulties. A key focus of Emma's research is the trialling and evaluating of school-based mental health prevention and promotion interventions. Emma has been involved in several large, national trials of school-based social and emotional interventions including the Good Behaviour, PATHS and FRIENDS, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation. More recently, she was part of a Government-funded national evaluation of the Education for Wellbeing programme in conjunction with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, trialling mental health promotion interventions in c.400 schools across England.
Emma Ashworth summarises a recent systematic review on the barriers that children and adolescents face in seeking help for their mental health problems.[read the full story...]