Sally Turner reviews a recent study exploring cannabis use in college, which provides useful evidence relating to how universities could promote a sense of community, belonging and support to students who use cannabis.[read the full story...]
Minority stress and self-esteem: the thoughts of sexual minority young adults
Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou consider a qualitative study on sexual minority youth perspectives on minority stress and factors negatively affecting self-esteem.[read the full story...]
Sharing youth mental health lived experience: what impact does it have on young people?
In her debut blog, Marianne Webb considers an Australian qualitative study evaluating a psychoeducation programme delivered by young people sharing their personal stories of mental health lived experience.[read the full story...]
How important is understanding perfectionism for reducing depression and anxiety? #BABCP2022
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.[read the full story...]
Therapeutic alliance and goal setting in youth mental health #ActiveIngredientsMH
Jenna Jacob and Jermaine Dambi summarise a recent study which looks at therapeutic alliance in remote versus in-person settings.
They also present initial findings from their two active ingredients reviews which explore working alliance, collaborative goal setting and tracking for young people with depression or anxiety.[read the full story...]
The experiences of young LGBTQ+ people self-managing their mental health
Natalie Kashirsky critiques a recent qualitative study which looks at LGBTQ+ young people’s experiences and perceptions of self-managing their mental health.[read the full story...]
Do experiences of loneliness differ across the lifespan?
Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld and Alison Osborne review a nationally representative US survey which finds that loneliness affects people of all ages; particularly young adults, people in middle age, and also very old age.[read the full story...]
Harm reduction for young people who self-harm: “a double-edged sword”
Rachel Rowan Olive thinks through a recent qualitative study about young peoples’ perspectives on the role of harm reduction techniques in the management of their self-harm.[read the full story...]
Psychotherapy for depression across different age groups
David Hallford summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of psychotherapy for depression across the lifespan.[read the full story...]
What do teachers need to support student mental health?
Rachel Symons summarises a qualitative study on teachers’ aspirations, needs and opinions regarding student mental health support in secondary schools.[read the full story...]