Supporting Parents and Kids through Lockdown Experiences (SPARKLE)

Lead Research Organisation: King's College London
Department Name: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Abstract

The first COVID-19 lockdown and continuing restrictions on everyday life have presented families with unprecedented challenges. Extended joint confinement, often within very limited space, isolation from friends and family, increased demands on parents to deliver childcare in face of often increased work demands, mental and physical health-related and money-related worries, have placed relationships between parents and with their children under great pressure. Consistent with this, Co-SPACE, a nationwide study tracking changes in families' mental health since early lockdown, found a significant rise in parent-reported children's behaviour problems and associated family-related stress. Strikingly, 70% of parents in Co-SPACE reported wanting additional support preferably delivered in digital form.

These problems are likely to persist if left unaddressed. There is also widespread concern amongst professionals that they may increase further as the pandemic continues, and with it the restrictions put on people's lives. Families are faced with continuous need to readjust to new routines, structures and challenges. Although children have returned to school and many parents are able to work outside home, many childcare settings are not fully open, and schools have had to make substantial adjustments to comply with the public health measures introduced to curb the spread of the virus.

It seems likely that as the pandemic continues and with it the threat of further severe restrictions, including another lockdown, we will see growing pressures on schools and already over-stretched children's services, as more parents seek additional training, support and advice from professionals. This will further increase the already substantial gap between the need for help and the availability of that help and leave many families without access to vital support. Based on existing research of health inequalities, this is likely to disproportionately affect the most vulnerable sections of society. In SPARKLE, we will examine whether providing families, who have taken part in the Co-SPACE study, with an app delivering information and parenting support, Parent Positive, can reverse negative lockdown-related effects to improve families' wellbeing and reduce pressures on services.

The Parent Positive app is built around a series of 45-second animations presenting eight foundational messages about managing children's behaviour, which have been carefully selected by parents and parenting experts for their relevance to the pandemic situation.They are light-hearted, humorous and non-judgemental in nature and are delivered by eight high-profile celebrities who are also parents. The eight messages relate to: (1) staying positive and motivated (Olivia Colman); (2) making sure everyone knows what is expected of them (Sharon Horgan); (3) building your child's self confidence and trust (Danny Dyer); (4) getting your child to follow instructions (Rob Brydon); (5) promoting better behaviour (Jessica Ennis-Hill); (6) limiting conflict (Holly Willoughby); (7) keeping calm when your kids act up (Romesh Ranganathan); (8) careful use of sanctions (Shappi Khorsandi). The animations will be supplemented with a video offering practical tips on how and when to use the animations, extended and more detailed accounts of each message, links to useful sources of help and downloadable resources, as well the opportunity to network to find peer support.

To test whether Parent Positive can reverse the negative effects of lockdown, 616 Co-SPACE parents will take part in this study. Half the families will be given access to the app and half will not. We will then test whether the app has a positive effect on children's behaviour compared to not using it. If results are positive, the app will be rapidly made available to families across England through collaboration with Public Health England and the Department for Education, in cooperation with commercial media partners.
 
Description 1. Parent Positive mobile app providing parenting resources and expert access for parents/carers https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/parent-positive/id1554443712.
2. Successful application for internal King's College London Commercial Development Fund grant of £49,982.04 for stakeholder engagement activities to develop next version of the app.
Exploitation Route Tailored parenting advice and resource development based on key gaps on the impact of COVID/lockdowns on UK parents/carers and their children from findings for central government/NHS, local authorities, private sector healthcare organisations and researchers to use.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Healthcare

 
Title King's College London - South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Partner Licence Agreement for SPARKLE 
Description King's College London - South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Partner Licence Agreement for SPARKLE Parent Positive app. South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust licensed Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) and the Families Under Pressure animations for use in the study. 
IP Reference  
Protection Trade Mark
Year Protection Granted 2021
Licensed Yes
Impact King's College London - South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Partner Licence Agreement for SPARKLE Parent Positive app. South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust licensed Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) and the Families Under Pressure animations for use in the study.
 
Title Parent Positive 
Description Parent Positive is a mobile app based around a series of 45-second animations or Parenting Boosters presenting eight foundational messages about managing children's behaviour voiced by celebrity parents. These messages have been carefully selected for their relevance to the lockdown situation by both parents and parenting experts based on more than two decades of parenting research. The animations are supplemented with practical multimedia parenting resources in the Parenting Hub, an expert-led Q and A section for parents/carers to engage with experts on key parenting topics in the Ask An Expert area, and a discussion area called the Parenting Exchange which empowers parents to develop peer support networks. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Brand new parenting app for parents and carers providing practical multimedia parenting resources and access to expert advice and guidance. 
 
Description Website page hosted by the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), Research & Innovation, King's College London - SPARKLE dedicated page 
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 Website page hosted by the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), Research & Innovation, King's College London. This is viewed by thousands of current academics, students, practitioners, policymakers, university alumni, NGO reps, media partners and members of the general public interested in research at King's College London. Study participants were also directed to this page to sign up to the study during the recruitment and retention periods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.kcl.ac.uk/research/supporting-parents-and-kids-through-lockdown-experiences-sparkle-tria...
 
Description Article hosted by NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre - Dr. Polly Waite wrote on SPARKLE 
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 Was invited to write about SPARKLE progress for article hosted by NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. This is publicly accessible to thousands of international academics, practitioners, policymakers, NGO reps and students working in child and adolescent mental health. Title of article 'Children and Adolescents' Mental Health: a year of lockdowns'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://oxfordhealthbrc.nihr.ac.uk/children-and-adolescents-mental-health-a-year-of-lockdowns/
 
Description Article/blog hosted by Oxford Psychological Interventions for Children and Adolescents (TOPIC) Research Group, Depts. of Experimental Psychology & Psychiatry, University of Oxford - SPARKLE collaboration announcement 
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 Article collaboration and recruitment announcement hosted by the Oxford Psychological Interventions for Children and Adolescents (TOPIC) Research Group, Depts. of Experimental Psychology & Psychiatry, University of Oxford. This was viewed by thousands of UK and international current academics, students, practitioners, schools, policymakers, university alumni, NGO reps, media partners and members of the general public interested in research and the study at King's College London and Oxford University. Study participants were also directed to this page to find out more about the study during the recruitment and retention periods. Article/announcement title 'Research Studies within the TOPIC group'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/research/topic-research-group
 
Description Article/press release hosted by ExChange Wales & Cardiff University - SPARKLE recruitment announcement 
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 Article/press release hosted by ExChange Wales & Cardiff University. This was viewed by thousands of UK current academics, students, practitioners, schools, policymakers, university alumni, NGO reps, media partners and members of the general public interested in research and the study at King's College London and Oxford University. Study participants were also directed to this page to find out more about the study during the recruitment and retention periods. Article/press release title 'Supporting Parents and Kids through Lockdown Experiences: SPARKLE Trial'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.exchangewales.org/supporting-parents-and-kids-through-lockdown-experiences-sparkle-trial...
 
Description Article/press release hosted by News Centre, King's College London - SPARKLE progress announcement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article/press release project progress announcement hosted by News Centre, King's College London. This was viewed by thousands of current academics, students, practitioners, schools, policymakers, university alumni, NGO reps, media partners and members of the general public interested in research and the study at King's College London with our partner South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Article/press release title 'Families Under Pressure' in a post-pandemic world'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.kcl.ac.uk/families-under-pressure-in-a-post-pandemic-world
 
Description Article/press release hosted by News Centre, King's College London - SPARKLE progress/anniversary announcement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article/press release anniversary announcement hosted by News Centre, King's College London. This was viewed by thousands of current academics, students, practitioners, schools, policymakers, university alumni, NGO reps, media partners and members of the general public interested in research and the study at King's College London and Oxford University. Article/press release title 'A year of 'Families Under Pressure''.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.kcl.ac.uk/a-year-of-families-under-pressure
 
Description Article/press release hosted by News Centre, King's College London - SPARKLE start announcement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article/press release hosted by News Centre, King's College London. This was viewed by thousands of current academics, students, practitioners, schools, policymakers, university alumni, NGO reps, media partners and members of the general public interested in research and the study at King's College London and Oxford University. Study participants were also directed to this page to find out more about the study during the recruitment and retention periods. Article/press release title 'New project to develop an app that addresses the negative effect of COVID-19 on children's behaviour'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/new-project-to-develop-an-app-that-addresses-the-negative-effect-of-covid...
 
Description Article/press release hosted by University of Oxford Co-SPACE study key collaborator - SPARKLE collaboration & recruitment announcement 
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 Article/press collaboration and recruitment press release hosted by the University of Oxford Co-SPACE study key collaborator. This was viewed by thousands of UK current academics, students, practitioners, schools, policymakers, university alumni, NGO reps, media partners and members of the general public interested in research and the study at King's College London and Oxford University. Study participants were also directed to this page to find out more about the study during the recruitment and retention periods. Article/press release title 'New project to develop an app that addresses the negative effect of COVID-19 on children's behaviour'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://cospaceoxford.org/new-project-to-develop-an-app-that-addresses-the-negative-effect-of-covid-1...
 
Description Conference hosted by Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) - Professor Cathy Creswell invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at conference hosted by Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) attended by around 50 international academics, practitioners, policymakers, NGO reps and students working in, and interested in, child and adolescent mental health. Title of event 'Emanuel Miller Memorial Lecture and Conference: Child and adolescent mental health - what have we learnt during the Covid-19 pandemic? Looking back, Looking forward'. Presentation title 'Children and young people's mental health in the context of COVID-19: The Co-SPACE study and how we have responded to it'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.acamh.org/event/miller21/
 
Description Conference hosted by Beijing Normal University, China - Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke invited as speaker on SPARKLE and OPTIMA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE and OPTIMA progress at conference hosted by Beijing Normal University, China attended by around 200 international academics, practitioners, policymakers, NGO reps and students working in, and interested in, links between parenting and the digital. Presentation title 'Digital approaches to parent training'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Conference hosted by Emerging Minds, Policy Institute, King's College London & ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health - Professor Cathy Creswell invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at conference hosted by Emerging Minds, Policy Institute, King's College London & ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health attended by around 30 UK current academics, practitioners, policymakers and students conducting research in mental health. Title of event 'Youth Mental Health & COVID-19 - What do we know and what should we do?'. Presentation title ' Interventions to address common childhood emotional and behavioural difficulties in the context of COVID-19'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/conference-youth-mental-health-covid-19-what-do-we-know-and-what-should...
 
Description Conference hosted by International ADHD Conference - Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke invited as speaker on SPARKLE and OPTIMA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE and OPTIMA progress at conference hosted by International ADHD Conference, Tel Aviv-Yaho, Israel attended by around 300 international academics, practitioners, policymakers, NGO reps and students working in, and interested in, the impact of ADHD. Presentation title 'Helping parents of ADHD children during lockdown'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eunetworkadultadhd.com/conferences/2018-international-adhd-congres-tel-aviv-israel/
 
Description Conference hosted by International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) - Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke invited as speaker on SPARKLE and OPTIMA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE and OPTIMA progress at conference hosted by International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) attended by 400 international academics, practitioners, policymakers, NGO partners and students working in, and interested in, the impact of neurodevelopment. Presentation title 'Digital interventions for people with neurodevelopmental atypicalities'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Conference hosted by University of Tsukuba, Japan & Tsukuba Science City - Dr. Simona Skripkauskaite invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at conference hosted by University of Tsukuba, Japan & Tsukuba Science City attended by around 3000 Japanese and international (from over 60 countries) members of the public, academics, practitioners, policymakers, NGO partners and students working in, and interested in, child wellbeing. Title of event 'Tsukuba Conference 2021'. Presentation title 'National Online Survey of Children's Quality of Life and Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan (CORONA x CODOMO)'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://globalyoungacademy.net/events/tsukuba-conference-2021-inclusive-innovation-for-new-normal/
 
Description London ADHD Research Forum (LARF) hosted by King's College London/University College London - Dr. Melanie Palmer & Dr. Kasia Kostyrka-Allchorne invited as speakers on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at the London ADHD Research Forum (LARF) hosted by King's College London/University College London meeting attended by around 30 current academics and postgraduate students from across London universities conducting research in ADHD. Presentation title 'Digital Approaches to Parent Training: A Tale of Two Apps'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.instagram.com/p/CWnxPQjgBzu/
 
Description Masterclass hosted by Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) - Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke invited as speaker on SPARKLE and OPTIMA 
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 Was invited to speak about SPARKLE and OPTIMA progress at masterclass hosted by Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) attended by around 50 UK academics, practitioners, policymakers, NGO partners, schools and students working in, and interested in, child and adolescent ADHD. Title of event 'ADHD Masterclass: The evolving concept, existing challenges, and interventions'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.acamh.org/event/adhd-may21/
 
Description Meeting hosted by Aarhus University, Denmark - Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke invited as speaker on SPARKLE and OPTIMA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE and OPTIMA progress at meeting hosted by Aarhus University, Denmark attended by around 70 international academics, practitioners, policymakers and students working in, and interested in, links between the digital and parenting. Presentation title 'Can parent training be presented using digital applications?'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting hosted by MEDICE - Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke invited as speaker on SPARKLE and OPTIMA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE and OPTIMA progress at meeting hosted by MEDICE attended by international academics, practitioners, policymakers, NGO partners and students working in, and interested in, digital approaches and mental health. Presentation title 'Digital Approaches to Treatment for Neurotypical Populations'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting hosted by School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland - Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke invited as speaker on SPARKLE and OPTIMA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE and OPTIMA progress at meeting hosted by School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland attended by around 50 Irish and international academics, practitioners, policymakers and students working in, and interested in, the impact of COVID-19 on parenting and mental health. Event series title '2020 Mental Health And COVID-19 Webinar Series', part of UCD School of Medicine Academic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Summer School. Presentation title 'Digital Parent Training STEPS and "Families Under Pressure"'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ucd.ie/medicine/studywithus/specialityunits/childandadolescentpsychiatry/covid-19mentalh...
 
Description Meeting hosted by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust - Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke invited as speaker on SPARKLE and OPTIMA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE and OPTIMA progress at meeting hosted by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust attended by around 30 members of the general public and international academics, practitioners, policymakers, NGO reps and students working in, and interested in, ADHD. Event series title 'ADHD Awareness'. Presentation title 'ADHD: What is next in store'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Newsletter update hosted by IoPPN News & Events, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London - SPARKLE protocol publication announcement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Newsletter study update/protocol publication announcement hosted by IoPPN News & Events, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London. This was viewed by thousands of King's College London current academics, students and professional staff working and studying within the IoPPN. Newsletter study update/protocol publication announcement title 'New 'Supporting Parents & Kids Through Lockdown Experiences (SPARKLE)' protocol published in Trials Journal'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ioppandn.newsweaver.com/IOPPN/17hdr8ygrfidzoabm3cd0c?email=true&lang=en&a=11&p=59271280
 
Description Newsletter update hosted by Oxford MedSci News, University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division - SPARKLE protocol publication announcement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Newsletter study update/protocol publication announcement hosted by Oxford MedSci News, University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division. This was viewed by thousands of Oxford current academics, students and professional staff working and studying within the University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division. Newsletter study update/protocol publication announcement title 'Learn - The protocol for the new Oxford-King's College London joint 'Supporting Parents & Kids Through Lockdown Experiences (SPARKLE)' trial funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Westminster Foundation has been published'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://newsletters.medsci.ox.ac.uk/q/1byISPlCchHwLMaPCDw/wv
 
Description Panel event hosted by Aston Institute of Health & Neurodevelopment (IHN) - Dr. Melanie Palmer invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at the Aston Institute of Health & Neurodevelopment (IHN), Aston University panel attended by around 30 current academics and postgraduate students from across the UK conducting research in health and neurodevelopment. Presentation title 'Digital Health Interventions for Childhood Behavioural Problems'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/ExPANDKCL/status/1457703150098567170
 
Description Radio interview hosted by News update, JACKfm Oxfordshire - Research Assistant Olly Robertson invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Radio interview hosted by News update, JACKfm Oxfordshire. This was listened to by thousands of Oxfordshire county region current students, practitioners, schools, policymakers, NGO reps, media partners and members of the general public interested in the news and research on children and young people at King's College London and Oxford University. Study participants were also directed to this radio clip to find out more about the study during the recruitment and retention periods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/ExPANDKCL/status/1397924625858711559
 
Description Report hosted by University of Oxford Co-SPACE study key collaborator - SPARKLE collaboration announcement and interview with Professor Cathy Creswell 
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 Report mentioning collaboration hosted by the Development Office, University of Oxford. This was viewed by thousands of UK and international current academics, students, practitioners, schools, policymakers, university alumni, NGO reps, media partners and members of the general public interested in research and the study at King's College London and Oxford University. Report/announcement title 'Philanthropy Report 2020/21: Helping families cope during the COVID-19 crisis'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.development.ox.ac.uk/report2020-21/helping-families-cope-during-the-Covid-19-crisis?utm_...
 
Description Seminar hosted by Oxford University Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division - Dr. Simona Skripkauskaite invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at lunchtime seminar hosted by Oxford University Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division attended by around 30 Oxford current academics, practitioners and students conducting research and/or working in mental health. Presentation title 'Mental Health Awareness Week - A year in a pandemic: Changes in parent, child, and adolescent mental health'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Seminar hosted by the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London - Dr. Melanie Palmer & Dr. Kasia Kostyrka-Allchorne invited as speakers on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Were invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry seminar series, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London attended by around 30 current academics and postgraduate students from King's College London conducting research in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology. Presentation title 'Digital Health Interventions for Childhood Behavioural and Emotional Problems'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/ExPANDKCL/status/1442462865122803714
 
Description Seminar hosted by the Economic and Social Research Council & Government Social Research Profession - Professor Cathy Creswell invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at seminar hosted by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Government Social Research Profession for the Government Analysis Function (Actionable Insights seminar series) attended by around 50 UK policymakers and analysts working on issues related to children and families. Title of event 'Mental health, resilience and wellbeing - insights on how to mitigate impacts on children and families'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://solace.org.uk/actionable-insights-policy-seminars/
 
Description Seminar hosted by the School of Psychology, University of Ulster - Dr. Simona Skripkauskaite invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at the School of Psychology, University of Ulster seminar attended by around 30 Ulster/regional current academics and postgraduate students conducting research in neuroscience. Presentation title 'Changes in parental and children's mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: findings from the Co-SPACE study'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/UlsterUniPsych/status/1355082926732533761
 
Description Social media channels hosted by King's College London research team - SPARKLE dedicated accounts 
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 Social media accounts hosted by the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London research team and updated regularly. This is viewed by thousands of current academics, students, practitioners, schools, policymakers, university alumni, NGO reps, media partners and members of the general public interested in research and the study at King's College London and Oxford University. Study participants were also directed to these to find out more about the study during the recruitment and retention periods.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SPARKLETrialatKCL
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ExPANDKCL
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sparkletrial/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71177863/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.instagram.com/sparkletrial/
 
Description Symposium hosted by Oxford Neuroscience, Medical Sciences Division (Autumn School in Neuroscience 2021) - Dr. Polly Waite invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at the Oxford Autumn School in Neuroscience 2021 attended by around 50 Oxford current academics and postgraduate students conducting research in neuroscience. Title of event 'Symposium 4 - theme COVID-19 and the CNS'. Presentation title 'Children and young people's mental health throughout the Covid-19 pandemic: Insights from the Co-SPACE study'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.neuroscience.ox.ac.uk/about/autumn-school-in-neuroscience
 
Description Talk hosted by Oxford University Psychology Society - Professor Cathy Creswell invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at Facebook Live talk hosted by the Oxford University Psychology Society (undergraduate student-run society) attended by around 30 current Oxford students interested in psychology. Presentation title 'The impact of COVID-19 on children and families: Findings from the Co-SPACE study and how we are responding to them'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=848345172703242
 
Description UK Parliament Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Note Briefing - SPARKLE key collaborator Oxford Co-SPACE study mentioned 
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 SPARKLE key collaborator Oxford Co-SPACE study mentioned in UK Parliament Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Note Briefing intended for UK general public, practitioner, policymaker and researcher viewing. Title of briefing 'Children's mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0653/POST-PN-0653.pdf
 
Description Webinar hosted by University of Oxford Alumni - Professor Cathy Creswell invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at the University of Oxford Alumni international webinar attended by around 30 Oxford alumni and current academics conducting research in youth mental health. Event title 'Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Pandemic'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/event/youth-mental-health-wellbeing-pandemic
 
Description Webinar hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine & Mind - Professor Cathy Creswell invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at webinar hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine & Mind attended by around 50 UK current academics, practitioners, policymakers and students conducting research in mental health. Title of event 'Transforming mental health in schools and colleges: The impact of COVID-19'. Presentation title 'Children and young people's mental health in the context of COVID-19: The Co-SPACE study and how we have responded to it'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/psychiatry/2020-21/pyp64/
 
Description Workshop hosted by Interdisciplinary Child Well-Being Network (ICWBN) - Professor Cathy Creswell invited as speaker on SPARKLE 
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 Was invited to speak about SPARKLE progress at workshop hosted by Interdisciplinary Child Well-Being Network (ICWBN) attended by around 50 UK and Republic of Ireland current academics, practitioners, policymakers, NGO reps and students working in child wellbeing and mental health. Title of event 'Interdisciplinary Child Well-Being Network (ICWBN) online workshop: COVID-19 crisis and children's economic well-being, education and mental health in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland'. Presentation title 'Tracking children, young people and parents' mental health throughout the pandemic: Findings from the UK Co-SPACE study and how we are responding to them'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLDYTJdUj1g