Rachel Parker, a DECIPHer-based PhD researcher and mental health consultant, reflects on working with community-based projects during the pandemic. My research area is adolescent self-harm… Read More »Working with youth mental health services during COVID-19
Dr Rhiannon Evans, Dr Kelly Buckley and Bethan Pell presented a virtual workshop at this year’s Health and Care Research Wales conference discussing the future of research into domestic violence and abuse.… Read More »Hosting a DVA research workshop online – what did we learn?
E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales but declines in youth smoking have stalled
E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales but declines in youth smoking have stalled, analysis from Cardiff University shows. The… Read More »E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales but declines in youth smoking have stalled
DECIPHer is awarded research funding to explore how foster care services are being moved online during COVID-19 to support the mental health of children and… Read More »Funding triumph for new DECIPHer-led project
DECIPHer-led research, funded by CRUK, talked to pupils, parents and teachers to find out if e-cigarettes make smoking tobacco more acceptable. Doctor Rachel Brown, who… Read More »How do welsh primary school children view smoking and vaping?
At the start of 2020, Cardiff University challenged postgraduate researchers from across the University to present their research in just three minutes and with only… Read More »The magic number: My take on the three-minute thesis
On June 27 2020, international colleagues in the field of nonsuicidal self-injury, including DECIPHer’s Rachel Parker, met up virtually at the International Society for the… Read More »DECIPHer at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury 2020 Conference
Better mental health support for children and young people in care will be even more important following the Covid-19 crisis, say researchers Dr Rhiannon Evans… Read More »Improved interventions needed to tackle mental health problems for children in care, say experts
In this blog, originally published in BERA, Dr Graham Moore discusses school closures, deepened inequality and disrupted transition in the light of Covid-19. Children’s education and… Read More »School transition, socioeconomic inequalities in wellbeing and the COVID-19 pandemic
Dr Sarah MacDonald and Dr Rhiannon Evans provide an overview of new DECIPHer-led research, the CHIMES study (Care-experienced children and young people’s Interventions to improve… Read More »Improving mental health and well-being: how can we best support children and young people in care?
Doctor Sara Long provides an overview of a complex, yet exciting study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which commenced in October 2019. Previous… Read More »New study: How does local authority care affect the health and education of vulnerable children?
Doctor Graham Moore looks at the social impacts of lockdown and the importance of post-pandemic strategies for society’s most vulnerable members The start of 2020… Read More »The need for equity-focused public health action and research, in the aftermath of COVID-19
DECIPHer consultation: Should Welsh parents be allowed to withdraw their children from sex education?
DECIPHer recently contributed to the debate on Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in Welsh schools via a consultation DECIPHer regularly contributes to consultations on major… Read More »DECIPHer consultation: Should Welsh parents be allowed to withdraw their children from sex education?
Today (30th January) is Young Carers Awareness Day, a day of campaigning for improved support for young carers. Ed Janes is a DECIPHer-based researcher whose PhD focuses… Read More »How can research shape the future of young carer services?
Young people in residential care need better support to overcome a range of challenges, Cardiff University academics say. The survey of school students aged 11… Read More »Study sheds light on difficulties faced by the most vulnerable young people in society
Largest UK study of its kind reveals popularity of betting activities Two fifths (41%) of young people aged 11 to 16 report having engaged in… Read More »Study: High numbers of young people experimenting with gambling
A new video captures the great work from the TRIUMPH Network Youth Advisory Group on their first weekend away The Transdisciplinary Research for the Improvement… Read More »First residential of TRIUMPH advisory group
The Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health will focus on understanding and developing new ways of reducing anxiety and depression in young people. The… Read More »DECIPHer to collaborate on pioneering adolescent mental health research centre
Free school breakfasts – will the government prioritise or pass up? Decipher’s Dr. Hannah Littlecott visited the House of Commons to discuss. On 4th September 2019… Read More »Policy roundtable on school breakfasts at Westminster
Gemma Sawyer is a final year psychology student. She spent summer 2019 as a CUROP student at DECIPHer. For the past eight weeks, I have been working… Read More »‘An incredibly valuable experience’ – Gemma on her CUROP placement
Elpida Petrovits is a second-year Human and Social Sciences student. During summer 2019 she took a CUROP placement at DECIPHer. My plan during the first year of… Read More »A CHARMING opportunity – Elpida’s CUROP placement
This article, by Emily Lowthian and Simon C Moore, is republished from The Conversation We all know that the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs harms our own health.… Read More »Parents’ drug, alcohol and tobacco use negatively effects all areas of child well-being – new study