Mental Health Leadership Fellow - The impact of social relationships in the 21st century on mental health and wellbeing

Lead Research Organisation: King's College London
Department Name: Social Genetic and Dev Psychiatry Centre

Abstract

How we engage in social relationships has changed dramatically over the past few decades. New technologies, increased urbanisation, and the ageing population have all had a profound impact on the way we interact with each other, the implications of which have yet to be fully understood. The proposed research project aims to investigate the influence of social relationships, in a contemporary Britain, as a potentially malleable target for changing and improving the course of mental health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan. Relying on available data from two UK nationally-representative cohorts, and using a life-course approach, this project will examine social isolation and loneliness, cyber harassment, and childhood bullying victimization and will cover mental health and wellbeing from childhood up to midlife. More specifically, analyses will be conducted to (1) generate a profile of loneliness in young adults by looking at their overall wellbeing, mental health, education levels, employment and living circumstances (NEET), and physical health; (2) map "hotspots" of loneliness among young adults, mental health problems, and provision of mental health services in contemporary Britain; (3) examine childhood predictors of social support in adult life and test the buffering effect of social support on mental and physical health at midlife; (3) study the extent of cyber harassment among young adults and test its independent effect on mental health and wellbeing, over and above other forms of victimization; (5) explore the long-term impact of childhood bullying victimization on mental health service use from childhood to adolescence and up to midlife; and (6) estimate the associated individual and societal costs.

Childhood bullying victimization is common among youths: according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one in three children report having been bullied at some point in their lives, with 10% to 14% experiencing chronic bullying lasting for more than six months. It is not surprising that bullying and cyber harassment are the main reason for young people contacting online support services such as Child Line and YoungMinds. This project will engage key stakeholders in considering solutions for reducing individuals' suffering and the burden of bullying victimization on mental health across the lifespan. It will also engage the government and policy makers in considering the individual and societal costs of bullying victimization in the UK. Furthermore, the UK has being described in the press as the "loneliness capital of Europe". According to the Office for National Statistics (2014), UK residents' satisfaction with their social lives is lower than the EU-wide average, and the percentage of the population with access to supportive social relationships is the third lowest of all the 28 EU nations. This project will resonate with the public's concerns around risk associated with developing poor social relationships and finding solutions on how to address these problems from an early age. This project will impact on research by generating new discoveries, exploiting innovative technologies, and maximizing valuable existing data resources. This project is cutting-edge, investigating the emerging topics of youths' loneliness and cyber harassment. Findings will impact interventions and clinical practices by potentially unraveling loneliness and cyber harassment as significant influences on mental health and wellbeing. Ultimately, this project may indicate that positive social relationships represent a target for prevention and intervention strategies. Helping youth developing and maintaining supportive relationships with their peers may be an efficient pathway to promote mental health and wellbeing and also build resilience.

Planned Impact

The research and leadership activities outlined in this proposal lay the bases for promoting and better recognizing through different mechanisms the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the UK society today. The leadership activities will shape current mental health research and influence its future through funding, partnerships (national, international, and interdisciplinary), capacity building, and public engagement. The research programme will lead to an increased understanding of the negative or positive influences of social factors on mental health in the digital age. It will impact science and policy through publications in high-impact journals and discussions with stakeholders and policy makers. We anticipate several different groups will benefit from the proposed activities via various pathways:

Pathway 1 - Creating a synergy with different research opportunities, partnerships, and new technologies
The scientific community will benefit from this programme of leadership activities. The proposed activities will create opportunities for a wide range of mental health researchers via new funding schemes, clearer pathways for career development, exchanges with academics and stakeholders from various backgrounds, and greater dissemination of their research through creative public engagement activities. A consideration of new technologies and exciting unconventional partnerships will facilitate the gathering of valuable data that would be otherwise impossible to collect. Researchers, mental health professionals and stakeholders will benefit from exchanging new findings and ideas during the academic meetings.

Pathway 2 - Shaping the funding landscape of mental health research
The creation of an ESRC mental health portfolio will benefit UK research councils including the MRC, Wellcome, and BBSRC with a harmonisation of funding opportunities across councils. Researchers will also take advantage of targeted calls for proposals. Junior academics will gain from funding schemes targeting people at the stages of their career.

Pathway 3 - Advancing knowledge through scientific breakthrough
Through the publication of empirical evidence on the impact of social relationships today on mental health and wellbeing, a range of people will benefit from the research programme proposed here. Increased knowledge will benefit researchers by generating new discoveries and suggesting original hypotheses. The conclusions emerging from the research activities will be relevant for policy makers who shape the UK health and education systems using evidence-based recommendations. Mental health professionals will also benefit from the identification of frequently occurring, malleable social risk factors influencing mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan.

Pathway 4 - Facilitating communication across disciplines and with stakeholders
Various stakeholders will engage in the leadership activities and they will benefit from accessing new research, opportunities to influence the direction of mental health research, as well as increasing communication with academics. The synergy produced around mental health research will create a platform for researchers from various disciplines to generate ideas and collaborative projects.

Pathway 5 - Engaging with the public about mental health and wellbeing
Via a series of innovative, engaging, easily accessible and activities, the general public will gain from this proposal by discovering and learning about mental health and wellbeing and accessing evidence-based information. Young graduates may make career choices in mental health following such activities.

Publications

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Agnew-Blais J (2018) Late-Onset ADHD: Case Closed or Open Question? in The American journal of psychiatry

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Agnew-Blais JC (2018) Young adult mental health and functional outcomes among individuals with remitted, persistent and late-onset ADHD. in The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science

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Arseneault L (2017) The long-term impact of bullying victimization on mental health. in World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

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Baldwin JR (2019) Adolescent Victimization and Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors: A Genetically Sensitive Cohort Study. in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Beckley AL (2018) The Developmental Nature of the Victim-Offender Overlap. in Journal of developmental and life-course criminology

 
Description Advisory Board Member for MQ: Transforming Mental Health Brighter Futures
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/articles/brighter-futures-advisory-committee
 
Description Animation on the mental health consequences of bullying_In Collaboration with Policy Institute andNational Children's Bureau_Arseneault
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact An animation was created in collaboration with the Policy Institute and the National Children's Bureau - off the back of a policy brief, which was formed from a policy lab. Professor Louise Arseneault then partnered up with Young Research Advisers to create an animation which was widely disseminated to a range of audiences. The policy animation has been shared widely with young people, researchers, policymakers and other fields - leading to heightened awareness of the mental health outcomes of bullying and suggesting what kind of interventions would be useful.
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJpWUBSNhI4&t=2s
 
Description Arseneault, L., (2017). The long-term impact of bullying victimization on mental health. World Psychiatry, 16, 27-28. was cited in the MRC Strategy for Lifelong Mental Health Research
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact New emphasis on tackling bullying, preventing mental disorder and disability, and accelerating research and development for effective treatments for mental illness
 
Description Cabinet Office project on childhood mental health and NEET status_Arseneault
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Chair of the Pre-Interview panel for the What Works Centre for Wellbeing_Arseneault
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Chair of the transition funding process for the What Works Centre for Wellbeing (ESRC/AHRC)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Collaborating with the Department of Health to set the priorities for the 10-Year Mental Health Strategy_Arseneault
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Prof Louise Arseneault was made a member of the Strategy Steering Group for the development of the UK Department for Health "A Ten Year Strategy for Mental Health". The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and social care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.
 
Description Contributor to Mind-Ed, an e-learning portal for anybody working with children and young people_Arseneault
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Contributed to online mental health service delivery set up by The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
 
Description Delegate of Industrial Science Challenge Fund (ISCF) Wave 3 - Early Detection of Disease - Deep Dive Workshop_Arseneault
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The fund is a core pillar in the government's commitment to increase funding in research and development by £4.7 billion over 4 years to strengthen UK science and business. It will invest in the world-leading research base and highly-innovative businesses to address the biggest industrial and societal challenges today. Louise was part of deep-dive workshops with experts across the country to explore the short listed challenges with UK Research and Innovation.
 
Description Grand Challenges for Mental Health_Arseneault
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Chaired by Chief Scientific Adviser, Christopher Whitty from the Department of Health. Louise has provided her expertise in helping to the development of Grand Challenges for Mental Health, through setting up a challenging target which will be ambitious and stretching but achievable within a defined timeframe, and which will have a big impact for patients and the public.
 
Description Included in the Highly Cited Researchers list_Arseneault
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Clarivate Analytics today published its annual Highly Cited Researchers list. Now in its fifth year, the citation analysis identifies the most influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe - those who have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts over a decade. This year's list continues to recognize researchers, including Professor Louise Arseneault, whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of influence and impact as it includes 17 Nobel laureates.
URL https://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/news/records/2018/november/ioppn-researchers-academics-among-most-cited-...
 
Description MQ Science Meeting Advisory Board_Arseneault
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Professor Louise Arseneault sits on the board of the annual MQ: Transforming Mental Health Science Meeting to arrange the key logistics of the meeting.
URL https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/articles/brighter-futures-advisory-committee
 
Description Member of Committee UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund on "Adolescent mental health and the developing mind"_Arseneault
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of the interview panel for UKRI Mental Health Networks_Arseneault
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The joint Research Councils initiative to fund 8 new mental health networks followed with £8million of funding - which Professor Louise Arseneault played a part in whereby she helped to select the networks to fund by sitting on the interview panel to select the right candidates.
 
Description Member of the shortlisting panel for the UKRI Mental Health Networks_Arseneault
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The joint Research Councils initiative to fund 8 new mental health networks followed with £8million of funding - which Professor Louise Arseneault played a part in, in order to help select the networks to fund by sitting on the shortlisting panel to select the right candidates.
URL https://mrc.ukri.org/news/browse/8-million-investment-in-new-mental-health-research-networks/
 
Description Mental health technology roundtable_Arseneault
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Professor Louise Arseneault contributed to a roundtable comprising academics, charity sector representatives, technology providers, investors and government officials.The purpose was to understand the current state of digital mental health technologies; their uses now and future potential; and the evidence of their effectiveness. This subject is important for three reasons: 1. The social and economic impacts of mental ill-health are expected to grow. This is an issue receiving attention from policy makers and a priority for the Government. 2. The life sciences constitute a major element of the Government's industrial strategy. There is a potential economic opportunity for the UK to lead innovation for mental health. 3. Views on the role of technology in responding to mental ill-health are often polarised between those who see it is a 'silver bullet' that will soon revolutionise treatment at moderate cost, and those who are highly sceptical of both current applications and future prospects. The truth likely lies between these two extremes. This roundtable was arranged to start developing a stronger shared evidence base within government, to enable better-informed policy making
 
Description Policy Lab on bullying and mental health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Louise Arseneault hosted a policy lab with a diverse group of practitioners, researchers, policymakers and advocates to address the question whether it is valuable, feasible, and acceptable to strengthen interventions focusing on victims and potential victims of bullying in order to reduce and prevent mental health problems. The policy lab generated much ideas, thoughts and discussions by the attendees which has formed part of the evidence submitted to an inquiry by the government on how Adverse Childhood Experiences can have long term negative impacts on young people. Through the policy lab, a policy brief is being created to disseminate to a wide-ranging audience to address the question and raise awareness of the issue.
 
Description Speaker at the Insights from Brazil-UK Research Collaborations at the Embassy of Brazil (preventing mental health problems associated with being bullied in childhood)_Arseneault
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Speaker at the Westminster Education Forum: Priorities for children's mental health_Arseneault
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact New emphasis on bullying prevention
 
Description Speaker at the Westminster Education Forum_Arseneault
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Professor Louise Arseneault delivered a keynote seminar for the Westminster Education on the 'next steps for child mental health in England - preventative strategies, provision in schools and integrating services. The Westminster Education Forum has its origins in the UK national Parliament, but its work now extends to policy decided in UK devolved Parliaments and Assemblies, the Oireachtas, and the European Commission and Parliament.
 
Description Speaker for the Social Market Foundation, a public policy think-tank based in Westminster_Arseneault
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact New emphasis on bullying prevention
 
Description Talk at LSE: Department of Health Policy Seminar series_Arseneault
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Increased participation from attendees on the research in the seminar.
 
Description Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper_Arseneault
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact This green paper builds on Future in Mind paper and the ongoing expansion of NHS-funded provision, and sets out our ambition to go further to ensure that children and young people showing early signs of distress are always able to access the right help, in the right setting,when they need it.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/664855/Transforming_childr...
 
Description Workshop with Government (DCMS): Building the Evidence Base on Loneliness_Matthews&Arseneault
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Written evidence to the Early Years Intervention Inquiry_Arseneault
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The Science and Technology Committee examine the strength of the evidence linking adverse childhood experiences with long-term negative outcomes, the evidence base for related interventions, whether evidence is being used effectively in policy-making, and the support and oversight for research into this area. Professor Louise Arseneault, alongside colleagues, submitted evidence to this inquiry to aid the Government's approach in tackling early intervention.
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description CLOSER Innovation Fund to maximise the take up of mental health measures from UK cohorts and longitudinal studies_Arseneault
Amount £94,871 (GBP)
Organisation Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description Cross-Cultural Connections for Users of Existing Longitudinal Cohort Studies
Amount £47,564 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 06/2020
 
Description Loneliness from childhood to young adulthood: a longitudinal, epidemiological and genetically-sensitive cohort study_Matthews
Amount £378,579 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 10/2022
 
Description Media Communications: Interviews Project_Arseneault
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
 
Description Policy Lab II - funding for new Policy Lab
Amount £24,500 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
 
Title Professor Louise Arseneault website created 
Description Website was created for Professor Louise Arseneault's role as ESRC Mental Health Leadership Fellow. The website has various sections on research, leadership with charities/government and others and also sections on media engagement. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact New website created 
URL http://www.louise-arseneault.com/
 
Description CLOSER_Arseneault 
Organisation Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution CLOSER Innovation Fund on maximising the take up of mental health measures from UK cohorts and longitudinal studies. Professor Louise Arseneault is the Principal Investigator with Alissa Goodman (Director of CLOSER) as co-investigator. Professor Arseneault has also brought together other CLOSER Innovation Fund holders together to share and discuss research plans and aims, examine how fund holders can benefit from others' experiences and discoveries and investigate how fund holders can build from these projects to build bigger ideas related to mental health. Professor Arseneault has formed a new team to (1) survey the available mental health and wellbeing measures in British and international studies (2) create a web platform presenting the mental health measures in the studies surveyed (3) promote the use of mental health measures in the cohorts through engagement activities
Collaborator Contribution Partners include Alisa Goodman, Director of CLOSER who is co-investigator in maximising the take up of mental health measures from UK cohorts and longitudinal studies.
Impact Bringing together all other fund holders. (1) Surveying the available mental health and wellbeing measures in British and international studies (2) Create a web platform presenting the mental health measures in the studies surveyed (3) Promoting the use of mental health measures in the cohorts through engagement activities
Start Year 2017
 
Description Impact Media Specialists: David Martin_Arseneault 
Organisation Impact Media Specialists Ltd
PI Contribution Professor Louise Arseneault has developed a collaborative partnership with David Martin to direct and record a series of interviews, drawing on the experience of experts in the mental health field. The interviews highlight the work of experts in the clinical, research, charity and government fields and their persistence in raising awareness of and removing taboo of mental health.
Collaborator Contribution Directing/recording/providing feedback/editing/briefing interviewees and interviewers
Impact Interview series
Start Year 2017
 
Description MQ: Transforming Mental Health Advisory Board Committee 
Organisation MQ Transforming Mental Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution On the Advisory Board Committee for MQ: Transforming Mental Health charity for their annual Science Meeting which is one of the largest international scientific meetings dedicated solely to mental health science - bringing together experts from around the world to take on the major challenges in mental health.
Collaborator Contribution Providing strategic advise to the mental health charity and planning the meeting.
Impact The meeting brings together researchers from across disciplines to explore cutting-edge ways to understand, treat and prevent mental illness
Start Year 2016
 
Description Mental Health Foundation_Arseneault 
Organisation Mental Health Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Mental Health Foundation have collaborated with Professor Louise Arseneault to organise a roundtable of charity sector partners in exploring mental health research and the links between the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and academics. The Foundation has hosted meetings at their offices, and has collaborated with Professor Arseneault in her role as Mental Health Leadership Fellow to strengthen the ties between VCSE and academics, which she will continue to focus on during the year and the duration of the fellowship. Currently planning on internships being provided in the VCSE sector.
Collaborator Contribution Hosted meetings/made introductions/contributed ideas/supported other events.
Impact Mental Health Research Roundtable.
Start Year 2017
 
Description National Children's Bureau_Arseneault 
Organisation National Children's Bureau
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Professor Louise Arseneault teamed up with the National Children's Bureau to organise a workshop with Young Research Advisers that helped shaped the script, layout, key messages and other important aspects of a new animation that was created on the mental health consequences of bullying.
Collaborator Contribution Setting up focus group Organising logistics Coordinating responses/outputs of meeting with team
Impact Animation on mental health consequences of bullying
Start Year 2018
 
Description Selection and Interview panels for Mental Health Networks _Arseneault 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council
Department ESRC-DFID Joint Fund
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Professor Louise Arseneault sat on the interview panels of 8 newly funded UKRI Mental Health Networks to bring researchers, charities and other organisations together to address important mental health research questions. Louise judged and assessed the applications and proposals by a range of academics and third sector partners to help fund the new £8m Networks.
Collaborator Contribution Organising venues/locations/backgrounds of applicants
Impact Eight new Mental Health Networks have been announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Start Year 2018
 
Description AACAP Childhood Bullying Victimization and Mental Health Services_Arseneault2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Childhood bullying victimization is associated with use of mental health services over 5 decades: A longitudinal nationally-representative cohort study. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, USA. Discussion and presentation of research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AACAP Emergence of ADHD in Childhood - New York_Arseneault2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Emergence of ADHD in young adulthood? Results from a prospective population-based cohort. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, USA. Discussion and presentation of research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Anti Bullying event in Parliament_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An event set up by Anti Bullying Alliance in which Professor Louise Arseneault was invited to attend to mark Anti Bullying Week which was marked by Daniel Zeichner MP, with a debate in Parliament at the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow's House.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1izS-pzt7g0xK0yR3hBBc1Vj8A6cTIfsA
 
Description BBC Focus Interview_Matthews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/you-are-not-alone-2/
Dr Timothy Matthews was invited for an interview by BBC Focus in March, 2018. The interview is titled 'You are not alone' which focuses on loneliness in young adults, where Dr Matthews discusses his findings from his paper titled 'Lonely young adults in modern Britain: Findings from an epidemiological cohort study".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio 4 : Bringing Up Britain - fiendish world of friendships_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault spoke on Mariella Frostrop programme on loneliness and its impact on mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b0bf56g9
 
Description BBC Radio 4 : The Anatomy of Loneliness_Matthews&Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000mj8
Professor Louise Arseneault and Dr Timothy Matthews featured on a BBC Radio 4 entitled 'The Anatomy of Loneliness' with Claudia Hammond which assessed the results of the BBC loneliness survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000mj8
 
Description Blog for MQ: Mental Health - Things I Now Know_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MQ: Mental Health research charity wrote a blog with Professor Louise Arseneault about things in her life she's learned, her influences and her inspirations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/news-blog/post/TINK-louise-arseneault
 
Description Blog for Mental Elf Website_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault wrote a blog for the Mental Elf website entitled 'Mental health research funding: we are still not getting our fair share'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nationalelfservice.net/mental-health/mental-health-research-funding/
 
Description CAPICE Workshop on genetic and developmental psychopathology_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 12 PhD students (ESRs) were involved in the CAPICE project attended the first project's Workshop on genetics and developmental psychopathology at King's College London for three days from 22-24 January 2018 in which Professor Louise Arseneault presented a lecture on the developmental interplay between genes and environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.capice-project.eu/index.php/interviews-with-pi/80-events/112-workshop-on-genetics-and-de...
 
Description CAPICE talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Louise was invited to CAPICE (Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe) workshop to deliver a lecture. Louise delivered a talk on the developmental interplay between genes and environment. The talk focused on the developmental interplay between genes and environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CLOSER Network Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Louise is coordinating a networking meeting with respective CLOSER award holders to (1) share and discuss our research plans and aims; (2) examine how award holders can benefit from each other's experiences and discoveries; and (3) investigate whether award holders can build from these projects to build bigger ideas related to mental health. The meeting's aim is to create a network, share ideas and offer support between the award holders, given the considerable overlap.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chair of 'Using data to inform suicide and self-harm prevention' event in collab with Natcen and NIHR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of NatCen's 50th anniversary celebrations, the Royal Statistical Society hosted "Using data to inform suicide and self-harm prevention" in London on Monday 25th February. The question of the day was "How do we ensure the right data are available, analysed and communicated to address the major questions in suicide and self-harm reduction policy and practice?"

Professor Louise Arseneault chaired the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.suicideresearch.info/news-1/newblogwelovedata-usingdatatoinformsuicideandself-harmprevent...
 
Description Chair: ESRC Festival of Social Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Louise lead a discussion of the findings on Young people's mental health and wellbeing from new research by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies which revealed that one in four girls are depressed at age 14, evidence that will be used to inform a government consultation on young people's mental health. A CLS report on the effects of zero hour contracts on young people's mental health was cited by Jeremy Corbyn during Prime Minister's Questions. Louise chaired the discussion from the lead researchers of the studies about young people's mental health during the festival of science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Chairing Cross-disciplinary Mental Health Network Plus Call 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chairing the cross-council mental health network plus call at the Imperial War Museum, raising awareness of the call to individuals and institutions either applying for the funding or wishing to apply for the funding in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault participated in the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize, the annual opportunity to recognise and reward ESRC-funded researchers who've created or enabled outstanding impact from social science research.

During this event, the ESRC celebrates researchers at all career stages whose actions have supported changes in practice, thinking or capacity that create a positive impact in our society, economy and in our lives, both here in the UK and internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ESRC blog: Social science research can address the challenges mental health poses for our society_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Arseneault wrote a blog on social science research and how it is addressing the challenges mental health poses to our society. Louise emphasises in here blog that individuals should step out of their comfort zones and work with other disciplines and other funders to create new interdisciplinary projects on mental health. The cross-disciplinary mental health research agenda recently published by the Research Councils should help to encourage this collaborative approach, and as a result, strengthen the mental health research field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://blog.esrc.ac.uk/2017/08/18/social-science-research-can-address-the-challenges-mental-health-...
 
Description European Psychiatric Association Congress Conference presentation_Matthews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Timothy Matthews gave a talk at the European Psychiatric Association Congress Conference from 3rd-6th March, 2018 in Nice, France, on his paper titled "Lonely young adults in modern Britain: Findings from an epidemiological cohort study". This conference brings together expert clinical psychiatrists and researchers in the field of mental health to share and exchange knowledge and expertise in their particular discipline.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Foreword for annual Prince's Trust Youth Index 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Provided a foreword to the annual Youth Index by the Youth Index. The Index brings together key findings of the lives of young people and their feelings about their lives today and their futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/research-policies-reports/youth-index-2017
 
Description German Ministry of Education and Research Funding Initiative_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Louise was invited to Germany to sit on the review panel of the funding initiative by the German Ministry of Education and Research. The call aimed to promote the development of novel evidence-based concepts in health research for the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of violence, neglect, maltreatment and abuse in childhood and adolescence. The call was looking to fund three to five research groups for up to four years and funded 16 million Euros for the call, with Louise providing critical judgement on the feasibility of the projects in line with the rigorous evaluation criteria and score systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interviews Project: Let's Talk Mental Health : Series II_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Building on the success of the first project, Let's Talk Mental Health, a second series of the interviews project was orchestrated by Professor Louise Arseneault with a view to promote discussion, remove stigma and increase knowledge of mental health. The first series was widely viewed by students, junior academics and those interested in pursuing careers in mental health. The second series aimed to continue this connection, but also reach out to wider audiences - particularly those outside of the mental health field.

The second series shone a light on the experiences of those with mental health difficulties and also gave young professionals working in the mental health field the chance to learn from people with lived experience and vice versa. The series includes 5 short films and is shared on YouTube, and across different social media platforms to
(1) Look ahead to the future for young people in mental health.
(2) Highlight young people's voice in mental health.
(3) Promote the work of emerging disciplines in mental health.
(4) Emphasise the perspectives of service users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interviews Project: Let's Talk Mental Health Series I_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The project brings together to broadcast a mental health expert's views, related to their career and research specialities. The interviews will draw on the experience and knowledge of clinicians, senior academics and government officials within the mental health field. The aim of the project is to disseminate knowledge, skills and expertise to lay people and early career mental health professionals including: students, junior academics, clinicians and those interested in pursuing a career in mental health. The project will have national reach through being proliferated via YouTube, website and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKNH-_U8kDs&list=PLxEXnWicKa29jq-ptcKtvHWiHBAWX4_3k
 
Description Invited speaker at the Insights from Brazil - UK Research Collaborations_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault delivered a talk at the Insights from Brazil meeting entitled "Preventing mental health problems associated with being bullied in childhood".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Launch of Social media channels: Twitter, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, ORCiD 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Louise Arseneault has launched various social media platforms to create greater outreach, promote investment and provide intellectual leadership through using social media platforms. Primarily focusing on Twitter, tweets about funding opportunities by the ESRC have gained nearly 4000 impressions. Twitter is also used to disseminate leadership activities as part of Louise's Mental Health Leadership Fellow role, and research in the mental health field. LinkedIn, OrciD and ResearchGate are all used to disseminate research and create centralised portals to store relevant research and promote mental health to a variety of different audiences including practitioners, professors, early career researchers, policymakers, charities, postgraduate/undergraduate students, research councils and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://twitter.com/L_Arseneault?lang=en-gb
 
Description Launch of website_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of Professor Louise Arseneault's personal website, with sections on publications, work with the ESRC, leadership with government and charities, podcasts and other media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.louise-arseneault.com/mental-health-leadership
 
Description Life History Research Society Conference talk_Rukmen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Rukmen Sehmi delivered a talk at the Life History Research Society Conference in Paris, France, on 30th May, 2018 entitled 'Infant domestic adoption: Do advantageous adoptive environments offset early risk?' and 'Do high social support levels foster resilience to stressful life events?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Life History Research Society Meeting conference presentation_Matthews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Timothy Matthews gave a presentation at the Life History Research Society Meeting conference in Pars, France, in May, 2018, about his findings from his paper titled 'Lonely young adults in modern Britain: Findings from an epidemiological cohort study".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Media coverage of lonely young adults in modern Britain paper_Matthews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Timothy Matthews paper entitled "Lonely young adults in modern Britain: findings from an epidemiological cohort study" which was published in Psychological Medicine in 2018 received a large amount of media coverage in newspapers.
The Guardian: www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/24/loneliness-linked-to-major-life-setbacks-for-millennials-study-says
The Daily Mail: www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5710589/Three-ages-loneliness-epidemic-time-not-just-old-suffer.html
The Yorkshire Post: www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/health/lonely-millennials-more-likely-to-have-mental-health-problems-1-9133029
The Metro: metro.co.uk/2018/05/03/it-felt-like-everyone-else-was-at-a-party-i-wasnt-invited-to-the-growing-threat-of-loneliness-to-young-adults-7511798/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Medical Research Foundation Prize celebration_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault participated to the Medical Research Foundation Prize celebration. The Medical Research Foundation is an independent charitable foundation. Formed by the Medical Research Council (MRC), we grow and nurture people and ideas wherever we see research opportunities with great potential. The Emerging Leaders Prize is intended to celebrate the achievements of outstanding researchers who have made an impact in their field and demonstrated their potential to be a research leader of the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting on Mental Health Measures in UK Cohorts and Longitudinal Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with academics and charity representatives to discuss maximising the take up of mental health measures from UK cohorts and longitudinal studies. The meeting has led to the CLOSER Innovation Fund award held by Louise to focus on maximising the take-up of mental health measures and to collaborate with George Ploubidis who is also an award holder. Louise chaired a workshop to : share what is being currently done across longitudinal studies with regards to the assessment of mental health and wellbeing, review best practices for mental health assessment (inter)nationally, improve current measurement protocol for mental health and wellbeing for future sweeps of data collection, consider measurement issues over the life course, discuss methods for increasing reproducibility across studies, discuss how to engage users from within psychology and mental health related disciplines, as well as those from other disciplines, with a view to encouraging interdisciplinary research and discuss how best to document the suitability of mental health measures for various research purposes. The recommendations called for the creation of a new post to search for, compile, organise, generate and disseminate information about existing mental health measures in studies to make them more accessible to a wider group of researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mental Health Awareness Week interview_Matthews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Timothy Matthews gave a video interview on his research on loneliness for the King's College London alumni group to tie in with Mental Health Awareness Week in May, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mental Health Networks Launches 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As the ESRC Mental Health Leadership Fellow, Louise attended the launches of 8 new networks funded by UKRI to support, and to talk through the joint-up approach of the Research Councils in funding mental health. Louise attended the launches for Social, Cultural and Community Assets (MARCH network), Violence and Abuse Mental Health Network (VAMHN), E Nurture, Student Mental Health Research Network (SMARtEN), loneliness and isolation mental health network, Transdisciplinary Research for the Improvement of Youth Mental Public Health (TRIUMPH) Network, Improving health and reducing health inequalities for people with severe mental illness: the 'Closing the Gap' Network+.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mental Health Question Time interview_Matthews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Timothy Matthews was invited for an interview for Mental Health Question Time in December, 2018, titled 'Is loneliness the key to solving mental health problems in young people?'. Mental Health Question Time is series of public discussions that take place in London in order to bring together patients, service users, researchers, policy makers, to talk about important mental health topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mental Health Research Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Louise Arseneault holds a roundtable to explore ways to facilitate greater collaboration between the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector and academics regarding mental health research. The roundtable brings together prominent leaders of charities (local, regional and national) to promote collaboration across the domains of the VCSE sector and academia. The meeting also seeks to contribute to a wider agenda to provide studentships and better opportunities to students looking to enter the VCSE sector. The meeting will be followed up with a wider event in the summer to bring together policymakers, government representatives, charity representatives and academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mental Health and Bullying Policy Lab workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The Policy Lab was set up to draw on the expertise of contacts in the third sector, academia and government to address the mental health consequences of bullying. The participants sought to address the question 'Is it valuable, feasible and acceptable to develop interventions that focus on reducing and preventing mental health problems among victims and potential victims?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description Pint of Science talk_Matthews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Timothy Matthews was invited to present as part of the annual "Pint of Science" festival at an event called 'The Modern Face of Mental Health' on 14th May, 2018 in Brixton. He presented a talk on loneliness in young people to members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pint of Science: 'Sticks and stones: how bullying affects mental health'_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Pint of Science was arranged to present research and findings on how bullying impacts mental health for audiences from a range of backgrounds. Professor Louise Arseneault presented her recent findings on bullying during this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/
 
Description Podcast with Canadian Medical Association_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this interview, Professor Louise Arseneault was one of the authors of a prospective cohort study on childhood peer victimization and its effect on mental health during adolescence. Discussing the findings and offer practical advice on how to address and prevent bullying and victimization at home, in schools and from a physician's perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://soundcloud.com/cmajpodcasts/170219-res
 
Description Podcast with Dan Olweus and Mental Elf_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneualt spoke on the Mental Elf's podcast with Dan Olweus, Research Professor at the University of Bergen to discuss what we can do to reduce the harmful or negative impact of being bullied in childhood
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://player.fm/series/national-elf-service/louise-arseneault-and-dan-olweus
 
Description Presentation for Place2Be 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered a presentation for Place2Be which is the UK's leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Press coverage in the Daily Mail on Loneliness_ Matthews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Timothy Matthews's research was given press coverage in the Daily Mail in an article entitled "Sleeping badly? You may be lonely, according to new study" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-4513826/Sleeping-badly-You-lonely-according-new-study.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SLaM/Oxleas Psychiatry Trainees (Maudsley Training Programme)_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault delivered a talk to the students enrolled in the Maudsley Training Programme which gives an understanding of research methodologies and project design and will be able to search the BRC project repository for examples of projects and potential supervisors. The talk was entitled 'Resilience'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sleeping with one eye open: loneliness and sleep quality in young adults paper: News coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paper on sleep and loneliness received extensive coverage on traditional and social media. Newspapers such as Daily Mail covered the paper: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-4513826/Sleeping-badly-You-lonely-according-new-study.html. Also in the Healthy Day magazine: https://consumer.healthday.com/sleep-disorder-information-33/misc-sleep-problems-news-626/loneliness-may-lead-to-sleepless-nights-722785.html.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Social Market Foundation Ask the expert talk: The pervasive and persistent impact of being bullied in childhood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk for the Social Market Foundation, summarising some of the evidence demonstrating the harmful impact of childhood bullying victimization up to adult years, concluding with a discussion on the possible policy implications and recommendations of this research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Society Now: ESRC Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Louise was featured on the Society Now magazine by ESRC and Louise explained why, with an ageing population, it is important to think about mental health when young. Louise was interviewed on her role in championing mental health and working closely with Government, charities, academics and other sectors in promoting mental health, and using research to push forward evidence-based practices for service users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/files/news-events-and-publications/publications/magazines/society-now/society-...
 
Description Speaker at All-Party Parliamentary Health Group_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault was a speaker at the APHG in Westminster, which is chaired by Helen Whately MP and several Lords, Baronesses and MPs that act as the Executive of the APPG. The event was set up to tackle mental health problems in children and young people by emphasizing the importance of early intervention. The event was held in collaboration with CLOSER.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Speaker at Life History Research Society Conference_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault delivered a talk on 'Cybervictimization and its association with mental health problems in young adulthood: Findings from a genetically sensitive longitudinal cohort study' at the conference which was aimed at researchers with a major commitment to longitudinal investigation, who shared a belief that a 'life history' approach would cast important light on the development of psychopathology, and who came from different disciplines, including genetics, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, social work and law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://lhrs2018paris.com/about/a-little-of-history-about-lhrs/
 
Description Speaker at annual MQ:Transforming Mental Health Science Meeting_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault participated in a panel discussion on 'Can research 'move the needle' on mental illness' at one of the largest international scientific meetings dedicated solely to mental health science - bringing together experts from around the world to take on the major challenges in mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/articles/science-meeting-agenda-2019
 
Description Speaking at KCL town hall meeting re: mental health network plus call 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Hosting academics from King' s and contacts from the third sector to raise awareness of the network plus call. Arranging the attendees and speaking at the event to both answer questions and provide guidance on how to apply for funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at Imperial College Philosophy Society_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault gave a talk on the ethical issues related to the impact of being bullied in childhood at the Imperial College Philosophy Society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at University Laval, Quebec 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Louise was invited to present a talk on the persistent impact of being bullied during childhood and adolescence: Implications for policy and practice at the University Laval in Quebec.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at VUmc School of Medical Sciences, Amsterdam_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault delivered a talk entitled 'The persistent impact of being bullied during childhood and adolescence: Implications for policy and practice' for the VUmc School of Medical Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at the London School of Economics_ Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault presented a talk entitled "The persistent impact of being bullied during childhood and adolescence: Implications of policy and practice" at the London School of Economics - Department of Health Policy Seminar series in January 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at the London School of Economics_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault gave a talk at the London School of Economics entitled 'the persistent impact of being bullied during childhood and adolescence: implications of policy and practice'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at the University of Liverpool, Longitudinal developmental science meeting_ Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Louise Arseneault presented at the University of Liverpool, Longitudinal developmental science meeting with a talk entitled "The persistent impact of being bullied during childhood and adolescence: Implications for policy and practice." In November 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk for the Biological Interfaces with Social Science (BLISS) Workshop_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault gave a talk at the Biological Interfaces with Social Science (BLISS) Workshop on 13 June, 2018, on her research titled 'Utilising the twin design to uncover environmental effects'. BLISS is a 3-day workshop at King's College, London, where individuals are taught about biological science approaches and related interdisciplinary research methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/event-story.aspx?id=d98843aa-2ef3-4089-88c7-18e0921b628a
 
Description Talk to school children at Lyndhurst Primary School_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Professor Louise Arseneault engaged with school-aged children about the importance of bullying victimization for understanding the development of mental health problems in youth. This was part of an IoPPN project called 'Explain it!', which is about trying to make research accessible to children and young adults. These short presentations and questions were filmed and sent to participating schools as a resource to use in class.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Guardian interview_Matthews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/aug/16/good-nights-sleep-cure-loneliness
Dr Timothy Matthews was invited for an interview with The Guardian in August, 2018. The interview is titled '"Feeling lonely? Why a good night's sleep might be the ultimate cure' and it discusses his findings from his paper on loneliness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Guardian interview_Matthews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/24/loneliness-linked-to-major-life-setbacks-for-millennials-study-says
Dr Timothy Matthews was invited for an interview by The Guardian in April, 2018, titled "Loneliness linked to major life setbacks for millennials, study says". Within this interview he discusses his research and findings within his titled 'Lonely young adults in modern Britain: Findings from an epidemiological cohort study".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop with Young Research Advisers from National Children's Bureau_Arseneault 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Following from the policy briefing document made in collaboration with the Policy Institute at King's, a workshop was set up with a group of Young Research Advisers at the National Children Bureau, to help shape an animation to be shared with schools, teachers, academics and the general public. The YRA helped to create script for the animation, the style and the content - to ensure that young people, who had experience of the needs and wants of schools, were conducted before launching the animation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJpWUBSNhI4&t=2s