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
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
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?
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
Schools and society as a whole have a role to play in helping young people tackle numerous challenges around their health and wellbeing, say DECIPHer… Read More »Largest report of its kind reveals the issues affecting adolescents today
Student wellbeing in Wales: Initial findings from the 2017/18 health behaviour in school-aged children survey and SHRN student health and wellbeing survey
New SHRN paper published today reveals reasons to be cheerful Today, Cardiff University’s DECIPHer Research Centre published a briefing paper on “Student wellbeing in Wales”. DECIPHer’s School… Read More »Student wellbeing in Wales: Initial findings from the 2017/18 health behaviour in school-aged children survey and SHRN student health and wellbeing survey
Another successful and stimulating get together for South West public health disciplines The organisers of the South West Public Health Scientific Conference 2019 would like to thank both… Read More »Southwest Public Health Scientific Conference 2019
A DECIPHer study of young people’s opinions and behaviours finds no resurgence in smoking Young people’s views about smoking have continued to become more negative… Read More »Growth in e-cigarette use hasn’t led young people to think smoking is ‘normal’