Public Health Wales has published new guidance for secondary schools to help tackle the rise in youth vaping The guidance, which can be read here, provides… Read More »SHRN data informs Public Health Wales vaping guidance
Cardiff University to lead the Wales arm of a new £10 million four UK nation hub for behavioural research
A new UK hub for behavioural research has been funded to help tackle societal and economic challenges. Behavioural Research UK (BR-UK) is supported by a £10 million grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and will form the centrepiece of ESRC’s investment in behavioural research.
Christine Jenkins looks back on her summer placement at DECIPHer, which involved drawing on her data handling skills Summer internships are a rite of passage… Read More »Christine’s internship: ‘It was a transformative experience’
“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
New study shows addressing masculinities helps to prevent unintended pregnancies On World Contraception Day 2023, a study funded by the National Institute for Health and… Read More »New study shows addressing masculinities helps to prevent unintended pregnancies
Dr Samantha Garay attended the DECIPHer short course ‘Methodological Innovation in Public Health Intervention Science: Development, Evaluation, Adaption and Implementation’. Here are her thoughts In… Read More »From task and finish to table tennis – the DECIPHer short course
3P Study – Remote delivery of the Group Triple P parenting programme: Optimisation and a Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial
Principal Investigators Dr Jeremy Segrott Co-investigators Professor Mike Robling, Dr Sue Channon, Dr Elinor Coulman, Dr Rebecca Playle, Dr Lauren Copeland, Professor Stavros Petrou Background… Read More »3P Study – Remote delivery of the Group Triple P parenting programme: Optimisation and a Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial
DECIPHer is supported by a Public Involvement steering group that draws together expertise from across Wales to develop good practice and value-added activities. This includes… Read More »Public involvement – making a difference to the work we do
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
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?
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
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?
Senior Public Involvement Officer Sophie Jones was recently interview by Emma Yhnell for Health and Care Research Wales for their latest Where Would We Be… Read More »The 25-year-old championing young people’s voices in research
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
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
Research Associate Hayley Reed explores co-production in a school setting What is the issue? Attempts to change young people’s health through schools has relied on running standard programmes with… Read More »How can secondary school stakeholders inform health programmes?
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
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
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?
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
Fatma Avşar works as a full-time research assistant and is studying for her PhD in the School of Health Science Department of Public Health Nursing at… Read More »DECIPHer, diversity and daffs: My research visit
Rachel Brown and Rhiannon Evans recently taught a DECIPHer short course to researchers from Welsh Government. Here are Rachel’s thoughts on the day. In March, myself and Rhiannon Evans delivered DECIPHer’s… Read More »Process evaluation and policy: presenting to GSR