In 2023, DECIPHer researchers spoke with pupils and asked them to create posters around the topic of feeling ‘safe’ in their schools. In 2021, Welsh… Read More »Safe as… schools? Where and with whom do pupils feel most secure?
There was a substantial increase in emotional problems among young people in Wales in the years immediately before the pandemic, research from Cardiff University shows.… Read More »Emotional problems in young people were rising rapidly even before the pandemic
Nearly half (48%) of Welsh children aged seven to 11 are regularly using social media, according to a survey led by DECIPHer The School Health… Read More »Social media regularly used by 48% of primary age children in Wales, report shows
“Feeling loved and appreciated”: A mixed methods study to examine care-experienced children and young people’s relationships and their association with mental health and wellbeing
The overall aim of this fellowship is to produce an evidence base about care-experienced children and young people’s social support and perceptions of relationships and their association with mental health and wellbeing.
A growing number of nations are advocating for a whole school approach to emotional and mental wellbeing. In 2021, Welsh Government published a framework outlining… Read More »Taking a whole-school approach to mental health in Wales
Postgraduates Brianna Bowen and Katy-May Price reflect on their experiences as researchers on a DECIPHer school-focused project. In September 2022, Brianna, a doctorate student of… Read More »Meet the researchers: Brianna and Katy-May
A Cardiff University academic is investigating how young people at risk of developing mental health conditions could be better supported. More than half of all… Read More »Research into young people’s mental health hopes to stop children ‘falling through the gap’
Nearly a quarter of young people in Wales are reporting very high levels of mental health symptoms following the pandemic
More than 123,000 learners were asked their views in a national health and wellbeing survey. Nearly a quarter of secondary school learners in Wales reported… Read More »Nearly a quarter of young people in Wales are reporting very high levels of mental health symptoms following the pandemic
Dr Jeremy Segrott, Dr Hayley Reed and Dr Nick Page discuss their project on strengthening pupil and school relationships High rates of anxiety and depression… Read More »Building mentally healthy schools – what are the active ingredients?
Rebecca Anthony, Research Associate at DECIPHer and Wolfson Center for Young People’s Mental Health, discusses her new paper Young People’s Online Communication and its Association… Read More »How does online communication affect young people’s mental well-being?
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… Read More »Online services and interventions: How can they best support the mental health and wellbeing of care-experienced children and young people?
New statutory guidance was introduced by Welsh Government in 2021, requiring all schools in Wales to embed a whole school approach (WSA) towards mental health and emotional wellbeing… Read More »Assessing the whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing
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
A researcher has joined the Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health, working in partnership with the DECIPHer Centre at Cardiff University. Dr Rebecca Anthony… Read More »Meet the researcher: Dr Rebecca Anthony
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
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?