Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 18 Issue 1

The art, science and politics of creating a mentally healthy society


Table of contents - Special Issue: With children in mind: current research and policy developments on mental health and young people

Guest Editors: Gill Coverdale, Helen Donovan

Overthinkers, attention-seekers and wallflowers: peer perceptions of clinical anxiety disorders in adolescence

Holly Rose Hanlon, Lorraine Swords

The purpose of this paper is to investigate peer perceptions and stereotypes towards adolescents with clinical anxiety disorders.

More than just characters in a story: effective and meaningful involvement of young people in mental health research

Niamh MacSweeney, Sarah Bowman, Clare Kelly

The story of youth mental health remains poorly understood. To truly progress our understanding of youth mental health, we must shift our focus from one in which young…


Supporting the mental health needs of young people: the spatial practices of school nurses

Sarah Grace Sherwin

The purpose of this paper is to raise awareness of an understanding of how school nurses work in multiple spaces, supporting young people in relation to promoting and…

A review of school approaches to increasing pupil resilience

Victoria Neville, Trish Joscelyne, Jo Chester

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the literature on whole school approaches to increasing resilience in pupils. This is pertinent with the increase in children and…


Providing support and therapy for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation

Nick Frost

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the public mental health challenges arising in the field of child sexual exploitation (CSE) from the perspective of frontline professionals.

Suicide in young people

Woody Caan

The purpose of this paper is to relate the health services’ prevention imperative to a new priority area, youth suicide.


Predictors of loneliness among the left-behind children of migrant workers in Indonesia

Cut Maghfirah Faisal, Sherly Saragih Turnip

The purpose of this paper is to compare loneliness between the left-behind children of migrant workers and the non-left-behind ones, and identify the most significant…

Evaluating the Peer Education Project in secondary schools

Carin Eisenstein, Victoria Zamperoni, Neil Humphrey, Jessica Deighton, Miranda Wolpert, Camilla Rosan, Helen Bohan, Antonis A. Kousoulis, Marianne Promberger, Julian Edbrooke-Childs

The purpose of this paper is to determine the efficacy of the Peer Education Project (PEP), a school-based, peer-led intervention designed to support secondary school…

Are the early benefits of the Adoption Support Fund (therapeutic support for adoptive families) sustainable?

Sadie King, Matt Gieve, Giorgia Iacopini, Anna Sophie Hahne, Heather Stradling

The purpose of this paper is to explore the wider context in which the national evaluation of the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) was delivered and raise concerns about the…

Promoting adolescents’ mental health and wellbeing: evidence synthesis

Tuuli Kuosmanen, Aleisha M. Clarke, Margaret M. Barry

Evidence on implementing effective adolescent mental health promotion and prevention interventions in the European context is underdeveloped. The purpose of this paper is…

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