How important is understanding perfectionism for reducing depression and anxiety? #BABCP2022

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Alice Potter considers a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies on the link between anxiety, depression, and perfectionism in young people, and the implications for treatment.

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Experiences of junior doctors working during the pandemic in England

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Alejandro Arguelles Bullon summarises a qualitative study investigating the experiences of junior doctors in England during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Culturally responsive practices for supporting refugee adolescents’ acculturation through schools

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Sadhbh Byrne reviews a qualitative study exploring the role of culturally responsive social and emotional learning in supporting the inclusion and belonging of refugee children and young people.

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LGBTQ+ parental rejection: how do adults maintain ties with their parents?

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a recent qualitative study exploring how LGBTQ+ adults maintain their relationships with parents who rejected their identity.

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‘Mixed Emotions’: unpacking the emotional labour of service user involvement in mental health research

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In her debut blog, Siobhan D’Almeida summarises a qualitative exploration of the emotional labour of service user involvement in mental health research.

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Vicarious trauma: how does working with trauma survivors affect therapists?

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Sahra Tekin and Jo Billings summarise a meta-ethnographic review of qualitative studies looking at vicarious trauma in therapists working with survivors of trauma.

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The experiences of young LGBTQ+ people self-managing their mental health

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Natalie Kashirsky critiques a recent qualitative study which looks at LGBTQ+ young people’s experiences and perceptions of self-managing their mental health.

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Why don’t people receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments after self-harm?

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Amelia Talbot looks at a recent qualitative study of patient and carer perspectives, which explores the reasons why some patients do not receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments following self-harm.

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“It’s like putting a penguin on the floor”: what can the perspectives of youth with autism teach us about social inclusion? #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Xanthe Hunt and Jason Bantjes consider the perspectives of autistic young people affected by social exclusion, and present early findings from their new active ingredients review which looks at the role of social inclusion interventions in improving adolescent mental health.

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Whiteness in clinical psychology: how do white female psychologists perceive whiteness?

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Humma Andleeb reviews a qualitative paper on deconstructing Whiteness in Clinical Psychology and how White female clinical psychologists perceive whiteness in the profession.

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