Fiona Warner-Gale

Fiona Warner-Gale
Fiona is joint Director of Associate Development Solutions Ltd, a company that offers bespoke solutions for service and professional development, and research and evaluation, in children’s mental health. She is also the Director of Parlez! a new Social Enterprise focusing on empowering children and young people to tackle the stigma related to mental health. She has specific research and development expertise in the stigma related to mental health in children and young people, and has designed a whole systems change approach to tackling stigma across individuals, families and communities, based on the findings of her PhD. Fiona was selected from 60,000 nominations to be one of the UK’s 8,000 torchbearers who were honoured with carrying the Olympic Torch in the 2012 Olympics. This was in recognition of her work in tackling the stigma surrounding children’s mental health. She is also Expert Advisor for Children and Young People to Time to Change – the major anti-stigma charity tackling mental health discrimination in England. Fiona has also been awarded the title of Honorary Visiting Fellow in Children’s Mental Health at the University of Northampton in 2013.


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Incredible Years Parent Training has a role in improving outcomes for all children


Fiona Warner-Gale presents the findings of a meta-analytic review of the Incredible Years Parent Training programme, which is found to be effective at modifying disruptive and prosocial child behaviour. This evidence will be of interest to many, including policymakers, planners and practitioners.

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The cost of living? Early childhood interventions could reduce the impact of socio-economic inequalities on the mental health of children and young people

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In the current economic climate in many countries across the world, the impact of socio-economic inequalities on mental health has become an important topic, not only in terms of supporting people, but in terms of planning a public health response to a rising concern. Poverty and low economic status is known to affect various aspects [read the full story…]

Missing you Mum: mothers who bring their babies to emergency departments often have undetected post-natal depression

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While depression is the leading cause of disability for both males and females, the burden of depression is 50% higher for females. In fact, depression is the leading cause of disease burden for women in both high-income and low- and middle-income countries (WHO, 2008). Research has shown that women with unidentified and untreated maternal depression [read the full story…]