Frequent online communication with best friends and existing friendship groups is associated with better wellbeing in young people, new research by Cardiff University has found.… Read More »Adolescent wellbeing improved by online contact with close friends
New Eco-Schools Wales resource explains how to use SHRN data to support lessons on environmental topics Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across… Read More »SHRN data to support Eco-Schools monitoring
Researchers Emily Lowthian and Rebecca Anthony have won funding from eNurture (UKRI) to conduct research on young people’s online communication behaviours and risks and benefits… Read More »Young people’s online communication behaviours – positive or negative for wellbeing?
Children who started secondary school in 2021 were more likely to report elevated symptoms of depression compared to their pre-pandemic peers, analysis shows
Compared to children who began secondary school in 2019, children in Wales who entered year seven in September 2021 were significantly more likely to report… Read More »Children who started secondary school in 2021 were more likely to report elevated symptoms of depression compared to their pre-pandemic peers, analysis shows
Dr Anthony was awarded for her vital work examining mental health problems among children in adoptive families. Judges at Mental Health Research Incubator awarded seven researchers whose… Read More »Dr Rebecca Anthony Wins Mental Health Research Incubator Award
How young people are living and learning about relationships and sexuality will be the focus of a new research project being led by academics at… Read More »How young people learn about relationships and sexuality subject of new research project
A cohort of talented academics from Cardiff University’s Social Science Research Park (SPARK) are among a list of Senior Research Leaders announced by Health and… Read More »SPARKing Health and Care Research in Wales
Online services and interventions: How can they best support the mental health and wellbeing of care-experienced children and young people?
New study, led by Dr Rhiannon Evans, is a partnership between The Fostering Network, Voices from Care Cymru, Cardiff University (CASCADE, DECIPHer and School of Social Sciences), and is funded… Read More »Online services and interventions: How can they best support the mental health and wellbeing of care-experienced children and young people?
The use of menthol cigarettes in underage smokers was widespread in Wales before a ban was introduced, according to new research from Cardiff University and… Read More »Menthol cigarettes used by three fifths of young smokers in Wales prior to their ban
Researchers from DECIPHer and the Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health have developed a new evaluability assessment for the Whole School Approach to mental… Read More »New report will aid whole school approach
DECIPHer evidence cited by Welsh Government in response to Children’s Commissioner report The debate on free school meals frequently makes headlines, especially over the last couple of… Read More »Fuel for thought – DECIPHer research contributes to Welsh Government’s school dinner pledge
Primary schools have played a vital role in supporting children through the significant mental health challenges caused by COVID-19, according to a report by the… Read More »Children’s relationships with teachers remained strong despite toll of pandemic, report finds
During the COVID-19 pandemic, DECIPHer adapted their annual face-to-face summer short course in methodological innovation in public health intervention science to take it online. When… Read More »First online version of DECIPHer’s CPD course attracts international audience
DECIPHer has worked closely with the Welsh Government on reducing the harm caused to children by secondhand tobacco smoke. Wales was the first UK country… Read More »CHETS II: Childhood exposure to second hand smoke in ‘private’ spaces
Children living with someone who has mental health issues two-thirds more likely to experience similar difficulties
The risk of children developing mental ill-health increases significantly when they have lived with someone who also has a common mental health disorder, research has… Read More »Children living with someone who has mental health issues two-thirds more likely to experience similar difficulties
The National Institute for Health Research has awarded a £1.7M grant to London South Bank University (LSBU) to conduct a trial to help those experiencing… Read More »Could E-Cigarettes help people to quit smoking?
A consistent number of young people are having energy drinks daily, despite an overall drop in the consumption of sugary beverages over time, new research… Read More »Call for urgent action on energy drinks as new UK research reveals daily use among young people
A team of researchers led by Professor Frances Rice at Cardiff University have identified some of the factors involved in how well young people settle… Read More »New paper investigates how children’s mental health influences move to secondary school
New SHRN survey: Fifth of young people in Wales were experiencing poor mental health prior to COVID-19
Almost 1 in 5 (19%) young people in Wales reported very high levels of mental health symptoms before the COVID-19 pandemic, a Cardiff University report… Read More »New SHRN survey: Fifth of young people in Wales were experiencing poor mental health prior to COVID-19
DECIPHer and Wolfson Centre for Mental Health contribute to mental health policy If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that we cannot underestimate the… Read More »New framework published on ‘whole school approach’ to mental health and well-being
Since 2018, DECIPHer’s Professor Graham Moore and Doctor Rhiannon Evans have been leading an MRC-NIHR funded study to develop guidance on adapting interventions for new… Read More »The ADAPT Study: How it started; how it’s going
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?
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