The Nurture Network: Promoting Young People's Mental Health in a Digital World

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sussex
Department Name: Sch of Psychology

Abstract

Promoting improved understanding of how children's daily lives are influenced by the digital world that now surrounds them and how they experience family, peer and school life as a result represents a substantial challenge and opportunity relative to facilitating positive mental health and development for children and young people. Historically, researchers have emphasised the role of supportive parenting and positive school experiences (including peer relationships) as primary social environmental influences on children's mental health, with most interventions targeting family and school-based influences aimed at remediating poor mental health outcomes for children and young people. It is increasingly recognised that the digital environment constitutes a new dimension or common denominator to these traditional agencies of socialisation influence on children's mental health. Yet, little progress has been made in equipping parents, teachers and the professional agencies that work with families and schools with new knowledge that harnesses potential strengths while offering protection from substantial risks posed to children by the digital world. How do we equip parents, teachers, practitioners, policy makers and youth themselves with information, support and resources that promotes positive mental health in a contemporary (and future) digital age? Addressing this core challenge represents the primary objective of our multi-disciplinary e-Nurture network. While significant advances have been made in relation to highlighting and understanding the genetic and biological underpinnings of poor mental health and mental health disorders in recent years, it is recognised that the social environments children experience and interact with remain a substantial influence on their positive and negative mental health trajectories (even when genetic factors are considered). Three primary areas of social environmental influence on children's mental health have dominated past research and practice in this area. First, family socialisation processes, specifically parenting practices are recognised as a substantive influence on children's mental health. Second, peer influences are noted as an important influence on children's mental health. Third, school-based factors are recognised as a further influence on children's mental health and development. Increasingly, the digital environment is recognised as a factor that both infuses traditional agencies of socialisation for children and that can influence children directly. Policy makers have recently directed significant attention to the prevalence rates and support needs among children and young people who experience mental health problems. The digital environment and its potential for positive and negative influences on children's well-being, mental health and development has also received substantial research, policy and media attention. Building on this policy platform, the primary objectives of our network are to (1) explore how the digital environment has changed the ways in which children experience and interact with family, school and peer-based influences and what these changes mean for children's mental health, (2) identify how we can recognise and disentangle digital risks from opportunities when working with families, schools and professional agencies in developing intervention programmes to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people, and (3) identify how we effectively incorporate and disseminate this new knowledge to engage present and future practice models and the design and development of digital platforms and interventions aimed at promoting mental health and reducing negative mental health trajectories for young people. The network will engage a collaborative, cross sectoral approach to facilitating impacts by directly engaging academic, charity, industry, policy and front-line beneficiaries (e.g. families, parents, schools, teachers, children and young people).

Planned Impact

The core objective of the e-Nurture network is to engage a broad array of academic, practice, policy and other relevant stakeholders to promote greater direct and knowledge-led engagement with families, schools and peer-group engaged agencies to facilitate improved mental health outcomes for children and young people. While many research projects purport impacts, partnership and engagement in delivering the lessons of research to practice and policy contexts, few groupings actually set out to broker this partnership from the outset. Our network is broad in partnership scope and intentionally inclusive of contributors that span multiple disciplinary and practice domains. While all contributors have an interest in youth and mental health, specific areas of expertise offer a complement that joins professional boundaries in a way that a standard research project could not facilitate. Through structured collaboration across academic, practice, policy, youth-led community groups, PPI members, industry and charitable organisational domains, we will operate across disciplinary boundaries to advance a knowledge-led model that generates new impacts and that stimulates future research and further impact opportunities. We aim to put in place a strategy to ensure that partners and those working at the front line of practice and policy relating to family, school and peer influences on children are in a position to use new knowledge generated by our core and network plus activities. We will utilize the complementary skills and extensive track records of the network Leadership Team, Advisory Board and extensive Partner Network profile spanning academic, practice, policy, industry, charity, education, family and child/young person domains. This will allow us to develop a greater understanding of the positive and negative influences of the digital environment for children through their experiences of family, school, peer and wider social influences on their well-being and mental health. It will also help shape thinking about how best to harness the digital environment to facilitate effective interventions to prevent and treat mental disorders, working together with family, school and peer front-line practitioners, charities and agencies. The network will stimulate significant outreach and dissemination through its Leadership Team, Advisory Board and Partners. We bridge academic (world-leading researchers and practitioners), practice (e.g. ACAMH), charity (e.g. NSPCC, Barnardos), policy (e.g. Office of the Children's Commissioner; UK Government departments) and education sectors (e.g. Place2Be), engaging with major industry partners (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Disney, BBC and others). This will allow us to promote previously under-explored knowledge-based implementation and impact synergies. Fundamentally, this will lead to greater knowledge and access to information, resources and supports that promote the role of families, schools and other agencies (e.g. peer-based advocacy groups) in helping to stimulate positive mental health outcomes and trajectories for children and young people. Several core groupings spanning academic, practice/policy domains, families/schools/charities, as well as future generations of researchers, practitioners and policy advocates will benefit from the products of this network, its partnerships and planned activities. This will be facilitated through targeted and integrated activities that will cut-across all areas of impact relevance and will be embedded in activities from the outset of the network. Academic knowledge exchange and impacts will be facilitated through regular meetings, webinars and network linked workshops, seminar and conference events, as well as submission of academic manuscripts, blogs and media engagement.

Publications

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Collishaw S (2019) Brief report: a comparison of child mental health inequalities in three UK population cohorts. in European child & adolescent psychiatry

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Creswick H (2019) " They don't really listen to people" Young people's concerns and recommendations for improving online experiences in Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society

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ES/S004467/1 31/08/2018 29/06/2020 £1,020,390
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Title Break The Cycle 
Description Short video produced by University of Sussex about the benefits of running on mental health. It's estimated that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem; the impact on individuals, families and friends can be immense. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact This film was produced as part of Mental Health Awareness Week in 2020 and has been viewed 605 times. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPUgQxCZ9fY&t=14s
 
Title Care leaver relationships, mental health and online spaces 
Description Short film based on findings from eNurture-funded research and made with young people. Animation by Wilfred Magnussen and Wali Hall for the Articulate Cultural Trust 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The research team worked with a group of young people from the Articulate Trust to produce the short animated film capturing some of the themes of the project for knowledge exchange purposes. The film is available on the eNurture website and has been used to outline the findings to a non-academic audience. 
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/funded-projects
 
Description Substantial progress has been made in stimulating engagement from charities, 3rd sector and voluntary organisations in promoting primary objectives linked to the Nurture Network (eNurture). In addition multiple family, school, peer based advocacy agencies, UK and devolved nation Government departments have engaged with and participated in multiple eNurture events and engagement activities. We have also established an active youth panel, contributing to all phases of eNurture research and impact activities. This consists of a group of 25 independent Youth Panel representatives (up to age 18 years) and activities include Instagram takeovers and blog posts during national mental health campaigns such as Children's Mental Health Week and Safer Internet Day.

eNurture has active partnerships with 5 schools in the UK (primary and secondary levels, including devolved nation engagement) and the Republic of Ireland (based on a request to partner with eNurture in developing school guidance on youth mental health in response to Government policy initiatives). Regular in-person and online meetings take place with school partners, an example of an activity facilitated in the first phase of eNurture funding being: In December 2019 eNurture facilitated a School Council Seminar on the Impact of the Digital World on the Mental Health of Children and Young People at Ysgol Gynradd Rhiwbeina, Cardiff. Twenty-five pupils (age 8-10 years) took part in the seminar during which they were asked to consider the risks and opportunities connected to the digital world, and advice for adults concerning the digital world. As a result of the lively seminar the school is co-producing with eNurture a leaflet for parents, teachers and pupils outlining the key points and recommendations from their perspective.

Our first funding round (July 2019) generated proposals from multiple under-represented disciplines/groups - the 5 projects selected for funding are based on major new avenues of enquiry which will feed back into areas such as sociology, psychology, social work, education, media and communication, psychiatry, human-computer interaction, as well as the management of big data and complex data analytic methods, thus stimulating new academic research, practice and engagement opportunities. By way of example, an eNurture-funded project 'Prototyping TangToys (Tangible Toys to Improve Mental Health)' focuses on the development of smart devices to engage and transform the wellbeing of Children with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) who might be disadvantaged in the traditional digital environment. The project involves the co-design of a proof-of-concept prototype as a newly proposed intervention delivery mechanism for children and young adults with ID to promote positive mental wellbeing. Four of our first round plus fund projects have published papers from their research (10 publications so far with more in development), which is an immensely impressive achievement https://www.enurture.org.uk/research-articles. In our 2nd funding round, 7 projects were selected for funding in January 2021 and were invited to present their research at a showcase event in January 2022 (See below). A number of grant recipients have written blogs about how eNurture has helped to develop their research.

In addition to multiple events organised during the first two rounds of eNurture funding, eNurture organised two stakeholders webinars in September 2020 with contributions from Third Sector partners. The first webinar (14 Sept) focussed on digital based or enabled solutions to supporting and advising children and young people who have experienced or are a risk of mental health difficulties. The second webinar (21 Sept) focussed on positive ways of supporting and advising children and young people who have experienced or are a risk of mental health difficulties as a result of engaging with the digital world. Both webinars were targeted at academic researchers, practitioners and policy makers from a range of public, private and third sector organisations. Both webinars encouraged dialogue, stimulated debate and highlighted positive digital solutions for children and young people.

The third and final funding round was launched in January 2021 during a webinar showcasing the projects supported in the first two rounds. The application deadline is 31st March 2022. 17 expressions of interest were received and feedback sent to applicants to help develop their proposals.
Exploitation Route This is an ongoing and a particularly vibrant area of eNurture activity and future opportunity. The network has a focus on engaging academic and non- academic partnerships to promote eNurture objectives. This includes an emphasis on engaging with early career researchers and non-academic specialists (e.g. charity and other stakeholder partners, i.e. teachers, practitioners) to promote understanding of eNurture aligned objectives and positive youth mental health impacts.

A key component of all eNurture activities has been engagement with youth 'voices' across all phases of Network building and objectives delivery. Working with primary schools, secondary schools and independent youth contributors (across devolved nation communities) has promoted an immensely rich array of resources that we will build on and develop and make available through our website and other targeted dissemination activities.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other

URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/showcase-of-funded-projects
 
Description This project initiated in September 2018. The formal launch event took place in November 2018. Findings and engagement activities linked to the first phase of eNurture activities have featured in several high level UK government and international policy related reports. We have already facilitated major policy impacts in the area of child-adolescent mental health (e.g. contributions to new models of family intervention, submitted by UK Government to the recent Spending Review, September 2020) and fully intend to continue to develop and build evidence-based partnerships with key policy stakeholders in engaging eNurture and partner networks, utilising evidence to promote new mental health understanding and aligned practice-policy development and implementation strategies particularly in response to the escalated impacts in the area of mental health across all ages as a result of Covid-19 and other UK expected system 'shocks' (e.g. Brexit, 2021+).
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry: The right to family life: adoption of children of unmarried women 1949-1976
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Evidence presented covered: Whether the right to family life of unmarried mothers and their children, as we understand it now, respected at the time? How the experience of being adopted, or having a child who was adopted between 1949 and 1976 impacted the family life of the unmarried mother, child, and others? How social practices at the time contributed to unmarried women not being able to keep their babies and what, if any, other reasons contributed to women feeling compelled to have their babies adopted?
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/work/1522/the-right-to-family-life-adoption-of-children-of-unmarrie...
 
Description Simon Hammond Appointed to Internet Matters Expert Advisory Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This has led to further research applications and collaborations
 
Description Simon Hammond Appointed to UKCIS Digital Resilience Working Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This has lead to further research applications and collaborations
 
Description Improving the mental health and mental health support available to adolescents looked-after via low-intensity life story work: A realist review
Amount £141,125 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR201963 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 12/2022
 
Description Nominet UK Public Benefit Programme
Amount £160,000 (GBP)
Organisation Nominet Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 10/2022
 
Description Nominet UK Public Benefit Programme
Amount £140,000 (GBP)
Organisation Nominet Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 05/2022
 
Description Commonweal Secondary School, Swindon 
Organisation Commonweal School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ruth Sellers and Sui-Mee Chan ran a workshop as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science to ascertain young people's views on research priorities relative to eNurture objectives. Over 30 adolescents (age 16-17 years) from three sixth-form colleges took part in a discussion. These young people focussed their discussion on social media, their most used digital platform. As well as discussing positive and negative aspects of a digital environment, they outlined their ideas of what they felt were the next 'big questions' that would allow a better understanding of the impacts of the digital world on youth mental health.
Collaborator Contribution A group of young people from Commonweal Secondary School was actively involved in the review of the applications to eNurture's first funding call and provided a presentation to the participants at our Research Workshop in July 2019 on the strengths and possible areas for improvement which they themselves had identified from the applications they reviewed. The contributions of this group were exceptional and their impressive input was a particular highlight of the workshop. A group of young people from school also participated in a focus group for the second funding call (Feb 2021).
Impact Some of the 5 projects awarded in the first funding call have published research papers based on outputs from their eNurture funded projects which received feedback from young people from the school as part of the proposal review process.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Rhiwbeina Primary School, Cardiff 
Organisation Rhiwbeina Primary School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Workshop for School Council members: Children and adolescents' views of mental health research in a digital world. Funding for production of briefing sheet for parents. Joint planning of eNurture school and youth engagement event in Cardiff 'Children & adolescents views of mental health research in a digital world'.
Collaborator Contribution Production of a briefing sheet for parents, teachers and pupils on impact of digital world on children's mental health. 25 pupils participated in School Council workshop during which they were asked to consider the risks and opportunities connected to the digital world, and advice for adults concerning the digital world. A group of pupils presented and participated in group discussion at eNurture school and youth engagement event 'Children & adolescents views of mental health research in a digital world'.
Impact School Council workshop: Impact of the Digital World on the Mental Health of Children and Young People School and Youth Engagement Event: Children & adolescents views of mental health research in a digital world
Start Year 2019
 
Description 1st International Conference on Mental Health and Well-being of Postgraduate Researchers. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote speaker to postgraduate students and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 5Rights Event, House of Lords, Westminster, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consultation on Internet Safety for Young People in the House of Lords, Westminster, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ACAMH National Conference. Attachment & Early Intervention: Improving emotional wellbeing and relationships in the family, and at school. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Revisiting the Nature of Nurture: Promoting Children's Positive Mental Health in a Digital World
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andrew and Virginia Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Supporting Parents, Families and Children: An Intergenerational Perspective
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Article for The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Impact of child mental health problems is worse than 40 years ago - our new study suggests
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Association of Educational Psychologists. AEP Annual Conference "Developing Resilience & Advocacy" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on strategies for ameliorating the effect of adverse childhood experiences (ACES)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio 4 You & Yours: What is it like for the children you know, being taught at home? 
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 In his BBC Radio 4 phone-in programme, eNurture Director Prof Gordon Harold provided advice on how to cope with the challenges of home schooling and its impact on the mental health of children and parents. The programme generated a lot of positive responses from listeners, such as:

"I felt reassured after hearing the programme that I wasn't doing a bad job with my children."
"It was a relief to hear an expert call this lockdown situation out for what it is, really hard!"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000s18p
 
Description BBC Radio 4: Bringing Up Britain - Should I Home Educate My Kids 
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 eNurture Director Prof Gordon Harold was on the panel of this episode of Bringing Up Britain which focused on home schooling. The panel discussed the pros and cons of home versus school-based teaching and learning, particularly in light of Covid-19 impacts, with a large range of topics reviewed including the role of the digital world for young people's education and learning experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000p0zj
 
Description BBC Radio Norfolk: Simon Hammond on eNurture-funded research on digital resilience. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was broadcast on BBC Radio Norfolk on Safer Internet Day (7 February). Simon talked about his eNurture-funded research on digital resilience. His project 'Exploring understandings of digital resilience to inform the development of a Digital Resilience Scale (DRS) for 'pre-teens' (9-12-year olds) was successfully completed in October 2020.
The project led to new research collaborations which has resulted in the following outputs:
Publication: Hammond, S. P., Young, J., & Duddy, C. (2021). Life story work for children and young people with care experience: A scoping review. Developmental Child Welfare. https://doi.org/10.1177/2516103220985872

Funding from National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme for project 'Improving the mental health and mental health support available to adolescents looked-after via low-intensity life story work: A realist review [LIMITLESS]'. (£141,125 August 2021 - December 2022)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description BBC Wales Live interview on forced adoption 1949-1976 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The interview focussed on the experiences and mental health impacts of unmarried women whose children were adopted between 1949 and 1976 in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00151zf/bbc-wales-live-02032022
 
Description Barnardo's Cymru Family Support conference Supporting Families' Futures: Partnership working for positive outcomes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote speaker to a wide ranging audience. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Young People's Mental Health: More of the Same or Opportunity for Real Change?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Better Brighton Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote Speaker. Revisiting the Nature of Nurture: Promoting Children's Positive Mental Health in a Digital World.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Brighton and Hove NHS Healthy Child Programme Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Inter Parental Conflict: Children's Mental Health. Mainly attended by Health Visitors and School Nurses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CAWAC Training Session 
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 CAWAC Training Session for CAFCASS Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019,2020,2021
 
Description CO:RE Theories Webinar: Understanding children's well-being in a digital world 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This webinar was organised by CO:RE WP5 - LSE in collaboration with eNurture. It was the first of six webinars for the EU H2020 project CO:RE - Children Online: Research and Evidence and focussed on the impacts of digital technologies on children's and young people's well-being. The webinar contrast diverse approaches to well-being, to understand children's well-being in a digital world. Can we build a consensus? And how can this help us to mitigate the harms and harness the potential of digital technology to improve children's and young people's mental health and well-being?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUvfozd0O2U&feature=youtu.be
 
Description COVID-19: Screen Time and the Developing Brain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Screens were ubiquitous before, but during the COVID-19 pandemic they became a lifeline for everyone's professional and personal lives. Children spend more time on electronic devices than ever before-with virtual school, video streaming, social media, and multiplayer games. Many parents are concerned about the impact excessive screen time might have on the developing brain. In this e-Briefing experts including eNurture Deputy Director Sonia Livingstone discuss the pros and cons of screen time as well as its effects on the developing brain, and give practical tips for parents navigating the digital world with their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nyas.org/ebriefings/2020/the-effects-of-screen-time-on-the-developing-brain/?tab=covid-1...
 
Description Cambridge Public Health Annual Showcase 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was aimed at introducing new research and innovations aimed at supporting young people's mental health, with an impressive programme of speakers and contributors who seek to influence the nation's approach to promoting mental health for children and adolescents. It has led to new research collaborations and partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/current-events/2021/5/18/cambridge-public-health-annual-showcase-2021
 
Description Catalyst Psychology Inclusion Matters 2019: Children in a Digital Age. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote Speaker. Revisiting the Nature of Nurture: Promoting Children's Positive Mental Health in a Digital World.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Children and Young People's Mental Health Early Career Researcher Forum: Ask The Expert - What do funders look for in a research grant application? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Forum is a collaborative event led by TRIUMPH network and organised together with the UKRI Mental Health Networks including eNurture. The forum is open to all working in the field of youth mental health, but it is specifically targeted at ECRs to provide a space for support, networking, and collaborations. This inclusive event welcomed anyone who considered themselves to be an Early Career Researcher from a variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to, those working in the third sector, educational settings, a health related or NHS service, as well as people working or studying at universities. The Ask The Expert Q&A session focussed on what funders look for in a research grant application and generated a lot of questions from the ECRs attending. A follow-up blog has been published on the eNurture website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/blog/2021/9/24/what-funders-look-for-in-research-grant-applications-top-...
 
Description Collections-Connections-Communities/Cambridge Public Health: Public Mental Health I: Children and young people 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The meeting was an opportunity for CPH researchers and non-academic participants from Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle's Yard and the Museum of Zoology to share information about their work, programmes, partnerships and consider ideas for future research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Conference 'Digital Future of Mental Health' on World Mental Health Day, Nottingham 
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 eNurture collaborated with the EPSRC-funded Human Data Interaction Network on this joint conference at the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham. It brought together almost 80 participants including academic researchers, policy makers, representative groups (people with lived experiences, parents, teachers, and young people), professional advisory and partners from public, private and third sector organisations to develop ideas and proposals relevant for the intersection between human data interaction and digital world influences on mental health. During the workshop participants had the opportunity to network with each other to develop multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral research, and practice and policy orientated teams for research proposals and funding bids. eNurture 'Plus' fund grantholders also presented posters of their projects at the conference and were available to provide advice on how they put together their successful proposals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Consultation: House of Lords Covid-19 Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Consultation on initial inquiry into how the rapidly increasing reliance on digital technology, accelerated by the pandemic, may have a long-term impact on our social and economic wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Cross-disciplinary Mental Health Network Launch. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Nurture Network (eNurture). Promoting Mental Health for Young People in a Digital World. Cross-disciplinary Mental Health Network Launch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description DWP Reducing Parental Conflict Programme - Community of Practice Webinar: How the inter-parental relationship affects children and young people's mental health: an update on the implications for practice and policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The conference was attended by approx 1400 people including those from local authority children's services, government departments, MP (Miriam Cates), voluntary sector including SMEs, counselling services, education settings, Cafcass, solicitors/mediation/advocacy and police service.The presentation generated a lot of the questions from the audience. As a result, the DWP RPC programme will be keeping young people's mental health and the links to parental conflict on their agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Panel member for the Doha International Family Institute Conference. Questions and answers sessions from the audience. The conference provided a platform for policy makers, practitioners, researchers and representatives of civil society organisations from around the world to discuss and debate parenting issues and propose interventions to support parenting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dublin Marathon 40th anniversary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact G. Harold ran the Dublin Marathon on 27 October - the event kick-started a year of mental health awareness raising in Ireland and the UK, including the Brighton Marathon in April 2020, where eNurture will highlight young people's mental health in a digital world, and the benefits of exercise for mental health and wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/broadcast/read/49905
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science seminar - Commonweal School, Swindon 
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 The Enurture team was invited by Commonweal School to run a workshop as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science to ascertain young people's views on research priorities relative to eNurture objectives. Over 30 adolescents (age 16-17 years) from three sixth-form colleges took part in a discussion. These young people focussed their discussion on social media, their most used digital platform. As well as discussing positive and negative aspects of a digital environment, they outlined their ideas of what they felt were the next 'big questions' that would allow a better understanding of the impacts of the digital world on youth mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Early Career Researchers Webinar Series: Mental Health Research - Networking and Career Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Based on the priorities from a cross-network survey led by the Closing the Gap Network the Coordination Team for the 8 UKRI-funded Mental Health Research Networks organised a free 2-part event series bringing together Early Career Researchers from across the networks to provide proactive advice on applying to and securing mental health research funding, career development, and networking. The second event focused on networking and career development. Participants had the chance to attend a series of "salon-style" breakout rooms where they asked senior researchers and PIs from a variety of research interests and backgrounds for career and funding advice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Early Career Researchers Webinar Series: mental health research funding 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Based on the priorities from a cross-network survey led by the Closing the Gap Network the Coordination Team for the 8 UKRI-funded Mental Health Research Networks organised a free 2-part event series bringing together Early Career Researchers from across the networks to provide proactive advice on applying to and securing mental health research funding, career development, and networking. The first event focuses on funding. Participants heard from network funded ECRs and the 8 networks on what makes a successful application, and had the opportunity to ask funding questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/enurture-resources
 
Description East Midlands Reducing Parental Conflict Conference 2022 keynote presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The conference was organised by the East Midlands Regional Task Group on behalf of the many frontline practitioners and service leads across the region. The the aim of the conference was to raise awareness of conflict in families, and support professionals in identifying and responding appropriately to parental conflict.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation on How Research Informs our Understanding of Young People's Mental Health
Converting Evidence into New Knowledge and Practice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Editorial for Public Sector Focus 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article published online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://flickread.com/edition/html/index.php?pdf=5d67acffb3d60#70
 
Description GameSym: Gaming, Livestreaming, Esports & Youth Mental Health Symposium 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This international symposium was organised by eNurture Plus Fund recipient Dr Matthew Hart (University of Leicester) and was aimed at showcasing research and promoting discussion investigating how digital environments, specifically live-streaming video games and esports, are changing the nature of the risks that children and young people face in their everyday digital lives. The symposium, which brought together leading academic researchers, young gamers, specialised practitioners, and industry leaders, included research papers from a range of disciplines such as sociology, education, media and communication, internet studies, feminist theory, human geography, psychology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/current-events/2021/6/2/gamesym-gaming-livestreaming-esports-amp-youth-m...
 
Description Harmful Conflict Conference Workshop CAFCASS Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote Speaker. Overview of current research in relation to Harmful Conflict and Psychological Impact on Children. Current interventions aimed at helping.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Helping parents and their children to thrive in our digital present and our digital future 
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 Many families are currently juggling many competing demands during the pandemic, from home schooling to money concerns. They are also grappling with the challenges their children face in the digital world, as we live through changes not seen since the industrial revolution. World expert on digital parenting Sonia Livingstone provides insights and advice about parenting in the digital present and future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.good-thinking.uk/coronavirus/personal-stories/parents-adapting-digital-present-and-futur...
 
Description Helping parents to help children during a mental health crisis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following on from World Mental Health Day on 10 October, this first of two blog posts by Prof Gordon Harold and Prof Leslie Leve describes the scale of the challenge in understanding what contributes to mental health and the need for policy to help parents to help their children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/blog/2021/10/12/helping-parents-to-help-children-during-a-mental-health-...
 
Description How Family Factors Affect Long-Term Mental Health Outocmes: An Update on the Evidence. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote Speaker. How Family Factors Affect Long-Term Mental Health Outocmes: An Update on the Evidence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description How eNurture funding has helped to develop my research: Dr Aiman El Asam 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Dr. Aiman El Asam, senior lecturer and researcher at Kingston University London (Psychology Department), was one of the recipients of an eNurture grant in our first funding round in 2019 for his project 'Vulnerability, Online Lives and Mental Health: Towards a New Practice Model'. In this blog post, Aiman outlines what his team has achieved with the support from eNurture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/blog/2021/8/9/how-enurture-funding-has-helped-to-develop-my-research
 
Description How eNurture funding has helped to develop my research: Dr Simon Hammond 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact In the 2nd of a series of blog posts by eNurture grant holders, Dr Simon Hammond (University of East Anglia) outlines what his team has been able to achieve with the funding from eNurture. His project 'Exploring understandings of digital resilience to inform the development of a Digital Resilience Scale (DRS) for 'pre-teens' (9-12 year olds)' was awarded a grant in our 1st funding call in 2019 and was successfully completed in October 2020 despite COVID restrictions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/blog/2022/1/24/how-enurture-funding-has-helped-to-develop-my-research-si...
 
Description How eNurture supported the Digital Ethics of Care project with pre-teens: Dr Michelle O'Reilly 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact In the 3rd of a series of blog posts by eNurture grant holders, Dr Michelle O'Reilly (University of Leicester) outlines the exciting progress made so far on her project 'Empowering pre-teens online through a digital ethics of care framework'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/blog/2022/2/9/how-e-nurture-supported-the-digital-ethics-of-care-project...
 
Description MRC-UKRI Adolescent mental health and the developing mind meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Panel: digital environment and social media. Gordon spoke about his research and the UKRI Nurture Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NIHR MindTech MIC National Symposium 2018 Improving Lives with Digital Mental Healthcare 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on MindTech Debate - Growing up in a digital world: do the benefits to mental health outweigh the risks?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NatCen - Shaping Futures: Mental Health and Educational Attainment in Adolescents. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote speaker. Mental Health, Educational Attainment and Life Chances
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: Mental Health and You Podcast: Simon Hammond 
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 podcast Simon is talking about a new project he is leading called LIMITLESS that will examine life story work as a possible intervention to address the mental health needs of children and young people with experience of being 'looked-after'. It turns out if Simon was to write his own life story then life story work would feature large - having been a passion of his since he took a job as a residential worker working with kids in care soon after finishing his first degree. He tells us all about his pHD and other work which has led to him now leading this realist review (he explains what that is), how life story work can be digitised and how he would love a world where every young person is given a digital repository online which follows them through the care system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://shows.acast.com/mental-health-and-you/episodes/research-limitless-enthusiasm
 
Description Nurture Network Launch. The Nurture Network (eNurture) Promoting Mental Health for Young People in a Digital World 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on promoting mental health for young people in a digital world
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/
 
Description Online Harms Webinar Series - Webinar 1: Technology and mental health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was organised by the UK Council for Internet Safety Evidence Group with eNurture and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Technology use has become the status quo. With its ubiquity and mobility, concerns have been raised about problematic technology use. This webinar covered the issues today, including concerns raised in the context of problematic use and its impact on mental health. Speakers include internationally renowned academic and clinical experts in the area including Bernadka Dubicka (Chair of Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists), Henrietta Bowden-Jones, OBE (National Centre for Behavioural Addiction). A blog was published outlining the key issues raised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/current-events/2020/12/9/online-harms-webinar-series-webinar-1-technolog...
 
Description Police and Partners ACEs Programme Early Action Together Event - taking a public health approach to Policing and Criminal Justice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on performance in school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Policy approaches to support parents to support their children's mental health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Following on from World Mental Health Day on 10 October, this second of two blog posts by Prof Gordon Harold and Prof Leslie Leve suggests some policy approaches to support children's mental health in the long-term by supporting parents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/blog/2021/10/12/policy-approaches-to-support-parents-to-support-their-ch...
 
Description Presentation 'Family relationship influences on child and adolescent mental health' (UCL, IoE) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this webinar, Gordon Harold examined the role of inter-parental and parent-child relationship dynamics for child-adolescent mental health and emotional, behavioural, and academic outcomes. Gordon drew on an array of novel research designs that make it possible to disentangle the impacts of nature and nurture. He also discussed examples of recent applications of this research to the development of evidence-based intervention programmes in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/events/2020/dec/virtual-event-family-relationship-influences-child-and-ado...
 
Description Presentation 'Young people and intergenerational mental health' GAIA Institute, New York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event called 'Ageing the Future: a conversation on public health and growing older in an intergenerational world' was organised by GAIA Institute Inter-hub conversation, New York,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at conference (GUI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at Growing Up in Ireland Conference - a policy and practice focused conference based on findings from cohorts from the area (Growing up in Ireland Study). Presentation focused on results using Growing up in Ireland Study, examining a cascade model of Inter-parental conflict effects on outcomes for children in two longitudinal general population samples. The study highlighted the importance of considering the interparental relationship for youth mental health (traditionally interventions have primarily focused on parenting practices).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presenting to Specialist Registrars (SpRs) South Wales (Quarterly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented to Specialist Registrars - clinicians in psychiatry regarding evidence-base to inform practice. These are in the form of presentations and discussion Groups. Presented on various topics for training including: Resilience-based processes, the importance of including fathers in research and interventions, trends in child mental health, as well as how genetically informed research can help to inform the next generation of interparental and parenting interventions. This is an ongoing engagement activity, with additional workshops invited.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Relationship Foundation Conference Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Family Relationship Influences on Children's Mental Health: Unpacking Nature from Nurture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Returning to School - Thinking About Mental Health and Building Supportive Environments 
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 The blog, co-written by members of the eNurture Leadership Team, focuses on schools re-opening returning after lockdown and how vital it is to consider young people's mental wellbeing. It offers some thoughts and questions to guide those involved in this unprecedented situation. The blog has had over 310 page views and has been tweeted and retweeted multiple times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/blog/2020/5/20/returning-to-school-thinking-about-mental-health-and-buil...
 
Description Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual conference: The UKRI E-Nurture Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation contributed to RCP aim of securing the best outcomes for people with mental illness, learning difficulties and developmental disorders by promoting excellent mental health services, training outstanding psychiatrists, promoting quality and research, and setting standards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/events/conferences/2021/faculty-of-child-and-adolescent-psychiatry-confere...
 
Description School Council Seminar: The Digital World and how it impacts on children and young people 
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 Twenty-five pupils (age 8-10 years) from Ysgol Gynradd Rhiwbeina, Cardiff, took part in the seminar during which they were asked to consider the risks and opportunities connected to the digital world, and advice for adults concerning the digital world. As a result of the lively seminar the school is going to co-produce with eNurture a leaflet for parents, teachers and pupils outlining the key points and recommendations from their perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description School/Youth Engagement Event. Cardiff - Children and adolescents' views of mental health research in a digital world 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This interactive event was targeted at pupils aged 8-18 currently in primary and secondary education with the aim of engaging them in identifying research priorities for eNurture's second funding round. Fifteen pupils from Rhiwbeina Primary School, 11 students from Commonweal School, and 5 members of the eNurture youth Panel participated in the event. Sessions included a presentation by Dr Elvira Perez-Vallejos of the 5 projects eNurture awarded in our first funding call and a discussion of the lessons learned and research gaps. Three age-focussed discussion groups (Primary, Secondary and Young Adults), each facilitated by 2 members of the eNurture team, focussed on identify the risks and opportunities of the digital world, and research ideas. The children and young people presented a summary of the highlights from their discussion groups during the plenary session. The confidence and enthusiasm of the children and young people was truly inspiring. A key outcome of the event is a survey of the whole school (750 people!) to be conducted by the children from Rhiwbeina primary school to ascertain their peers' and teachers' views of the digital world and its impact on their mental health and wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Showcase of eNurture Plus Fund Projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The aim of this webinar was to showcase some of the exciting projects funded by eNurture and to launch the third and final funding call. Researchers supported in the first funding call completed their projects in 2020 and outlined their key findings and outputs during the webinar. The most recent awardees described projects started in the past 6 months and progress made so far. Participants welcomed the opportunity to hear about eNurture funded projects and to obtain information on what makes a successful Plus Fund application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/showcase-of-funded-projects
 
Description The Family Mediation Trust annual conference: Young People's Mental Health in Mediation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event drew together some of the sector's leading mediators, professors and judges, to provide attendees with the knowledge and tools they will need to take on the challenges we will be seeing over the next 12 months.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thefamilymediationtrust.org/the-centre-for-excellence-conference
 
Description The Next Steps for the troubled Families Programme: Implementing An Integrated Approach to Supporting Disadvantaged Families. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote Speaker. The Next Steps for the troubled Families Programme: Implementing An Integrated Approach to Supporting Disadvantaged Families.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Role of the Inter-Parental Relationship for Child Mental Health and Development: Recent Research, Practice and Policy Developments. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote Speaker. The Role of the Inter-Parental Relationship for Child Mental Health and Development: Recent Research, Practice and Policy Developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Royal Foundation Mental Health in Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended the event as part of the Nurture Network: Promoting Children's Positive Mental Health in a Digital World
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Sussex Family Justice Board Conference. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote Speaker. Parental conflict and the impact on children's mental health. Event was attended by members of the judiciary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description To regulate against online harms, we must understand both mental health and the digital environment. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The blog, written by eNurture Deputy Director Sonia Livingstone, was published as a follow-up to a very successful webinar on Online Harms and young people's mental health. It has been viewed on the website over 200 times and retweeted multiple times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/blog/2020/12/18/to-regulate-against-online-harms-we-must-understand-both...
 
Description UKIMS - United Kingdom and Ireland Marcé Society. Vivette Glover Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote speaker at the Vivette Glover Conference
The principal aim of the Society is to promote, facilitate and communicate about research into all aspects of the mental health of women, their infants and partners around the time of childbirth. This involves a broad range of research activities ranging from basic science through to health services research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UNICEF Leading Minds Conference 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote Speaker. Evidence Gaps in Child Mental Health. International conference about children and mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Unpacking Nature from Nurture: Understanding how Family Processes Affect Child and Adolescent Mental Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As an Interdisciplinary Research Centre, Cambridge Neuroscience links principal investigators from over 60 different departments and institutes across the University. Connecting biologists with computer scientists, psychiatrists, social scientists, epidemiologists and neurologists has led to life-changing discoveries. The recording of the seminar has been viewed approx 300 times and has led to potential interdisciplinary research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuETkdppwoA&t=2s
 
Description Webinar: Emerging Minds Network - Funding Call Applicants Feedback 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Gordon Harold invited by Emerging Minds network to talk about eNurture's forthcoming funding call to encourage applicants to submit a proposal if they were unsuccessful in the Emerging Minds call.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar: Tackling Mental Health Amongst Young People (Part 1): Finding Digital Solutions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This was the first of a series of two webinars on finding solutions to advancing developments in the digital world and its impact on the mental health of young people. This webinar focussed on digital based or enabled solutions to supporting and advising children and young people who have experienced or are a risk of mental health difficulties. A highlight of the webinar was the contributions from 3 young people from the eNurture youth panel and Alpha Youth Advisory Group who each talked about finding solutions to advancing digital developments and positive aspects of the digital world. Speakers from our partner organisations were Catherine McAllister (BBC Children's & Education), Aaron Sefi (Kooth) and Victoria Betton (Mindwave Ventures). The lively Q&A session at the end encouraged dialogue and stimulated debate on the positive digital solutions for children and young people. The webinar also provided an opportunity to find out more about eNurture's 2nd funding call. A recording of the webinar is available on the eNurture website for those who could not attend the live session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/current-events/2020/9/14/tackling-mental-health-challenges-amongst-young...
 
Description Webinar: Tackling Mental Health Challenges Amongst Young People (Part 2): Finding solutions to digital problems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This is the second of two webinars on finding solutions to advancing developments in the digital world and its impact on the mental health of young people. This webinar will focus on positive ways of supporting and advising children and young people who have experienced or are a risk of mental health difficulties as a result of engaging with the digital world. It will be of relevance to academic researchers and to practitioners and policy makers from a range of public, private and third sector organisations. The webinar will encourage dialogue, stimulate debate and highlight positive solutions to digital problems for children and young people. It will also provide an opportunity to find out more about eNurture Network funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/current-events/2020/9/21/tackling-mental-health-challenges-amongst-young...
 
Description Webinar: Viewpoints - mental health and schools as nurturing environments in the digital age 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of the webinar was to begin a discussion about the key frameworks and approaches to mental health and schools that we may engage with. This was a postponed webinar (originally scheduled for 19 March) and it took place in a completely changed context: one in which schools were about to return or have returned and the mental health of the nation and its young people has been on top of the agenda. There was also a sense that this was a moment of choice and resetting. The webinar aimed to explore the models of working that schools could adopt in order to become nurturing environments in a digital age. The webinar was chaired by Prof Colleen McLaughlin (University of Cambridge). Speakers included eNurture Director Gordon Harold, eNurture co-I Tamsin Ford (Cambridge), Barbie Clarke (Family Kids &Youth) and Carol Holliday (Cambridge). There was also a video presentation by students from Bottisham Village College. A graphic recording artist produced drawings during the webinar - the final artwork and a recording of the webinar are available on the eNurture website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/current-events/2020/2/19/school-workshop-cambridge
 
Description Webinar: eNurture - What's on and how to get involved 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact eNurture Director Gordon Harold, Deputy Director Elvira Perez Vallejos, and Network Coordinator Sui-Mee Chan, provided an update on Network activities and future plans, including new information on our second funding call. The webinar was a welcomed opportunity for eNurture to maintain communication with network members during the Covid-19 lockdown and invite members to feed into our future plans and activities. Many of the questions during the Q&A session focussed on the funding call.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/current-events/2020/5/29/webinar-an-update-on-enurture
 
Description Webinar: eNurture Funding Round 2: Live Q&A session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact eNurture Director, Gordon Harold, and Network Coordinator, Sui-Mee Chan answered questions relating to the second funding round, which closed on 30 September. Participants were invited to send their questions/s in advance when they registered for the event. 14 questions were submitted in advance with several more asked live during the event. Questions covered all aspects of the proposal development and application submission process including how to work with HEIs, developing prototypes, how to assess youth engagement, assessment criteria, review process. Participants welcomed the opportunity to submit their questions and appreciated the openness of GH and SMC during the webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/current-events/2020/9/3/enurture-funding-round-2-live-qampa-session
 
Description Youth Engagement Workshop, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This Youth Engagement workshop was attended by a number of Youth Panel representatives. The aim of the day was to generate ideas that would then be converted into a guidance document detailing how to engage with young people to meet eNurture objectives. The young people involved on the day were full of great ideas and as a result we have a great document to reference going forward. The Youth Engagement guide is published on the eNurture website and will be presented at future eNurture events. It is a 'living document' informed by the voices of young people and will continue to evolve as the Network grows and develops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.enurture.org.uk/
 
Description eNurture Funding Webinar 
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 Nurture Network. Hosted an eNurture funding webinar for prospective applicants to understand the process of the funding call.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description eNurture Research Workshop, University of Sussex 
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 The aim of the research workshop was to showcase the 5 projects we selected for funding during our first 'Plus' fund call. Four of the lead applicants presented their exciting projects to more than 40 eNurture members. Most of the attendees at this event had submitted applications to our first round, and were there to receive feedback and advice on how their applications may be revised or reconfigured (e.g. engaging other partners, youth panel engagement, etc). A group of young people from Commonweal Secondary School in Swindon were actively involved in the review of the applications and provided a presentation to participants on the strengths and possible areas for improvement which they themselves had identified from the applications they reviewed. The contributions of this group has been exceptional and their impressive contribution was a particular highlight of the workshop. Feedback on the content and objectives of the day was extremely positive. Members welcomed the networking opportunity and would like events specifically targeted at Early Career Researchers, and non-academic stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description online webinar for Child Mental Health Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webinar for child mental health week as part of wider networks with Cardiff University. Event was organised by National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) at Cardiff University. Presented evidence regarding risks and opportunities of digital world for youth mental health. This was followed by a discussion and Q&A with audience. The webinar was also recorded as a podcast and has been posted on YouTube, NCMH website, as well as eNurture website. Have also been approached by NCMH to develop content for youth focused science festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description presentation & school visit (Supporting Student Mental Health: Understanding Risk and Resilience Processes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presented to all school staff at a secondary school for CPD training. Presented research evidence regarding risk factors and processes for the development of mental health problems. This led to a discussion regarding identification of mental health problems and the importance of mental health training and awareness. Met with all senior leadership team, as well as support staff. This has led to a subsequent invitation from the school to discuss mental health with school pupils, and discussions regarding assisting with the identification of mental health difficulties in students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description presentation links between exercise and mental health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact outlined evidence of relationship between physical exercise and adolescent depression as part of a briefing workshop. Also presented and subsequent ongoing mapping and innovation workshops and invited to contribute to briefing report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description presentation to youth workers (youth mental health and lockdown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to youth workers regarding impacts of lockdown on youth mental health and wellbeing. This was initially attended by 10 regional team leads. Was subsequently invited to deliver presentation across all teams. Staff recognised importance of supporting mental health and a range of processes that can work together to support young people. Also developed understanding of range of skills already existing within the team that could be shared to support other staff members following presentation the Team formed a mental health working group that focuses on supporting youth mental health, as well as a working group to support staff and other adult mental health. I have been invited to be an expert advisor as part of this working group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description working group examining causal processes to inform depression intervention (YPMH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact RS invited to be part of a working group with subgroup focusing on relationship between physical exercise and youth depression. Involved (i) presentation at a briefing workshop of current evidence base (ii) innovation workshop (iii) exploration and mapping workshop (Foundation for Young People's Mental Health) which will inform a policy briefing document and guidelines for research and practice priorities in this area Have been further invited to contribute to the briefing document based on expertise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021