Glasgow Application for a Mental Health Data Pathfinder award

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

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Technical Summary

There are substantial opportunities in Scotland to develop health informatics and routine data linkage to investigate the determinants and outcomes of mental health disorders. The University of Glasgow has an internationally-recognised record for informatics research, an established local and national infrastructure for data linkage, and strong partnerships with the NHS, third sector organisations and both local and national government. Our goal is to demonstrate the utility and versatility of routine data by developing our work further within both clinical and population-level cohorts. We will use two main approaches: linkage of primary data sources to secondary data; and development of mental health eCohorts. Four exemplar projects within this framework are proposed: 1. Developing the West of Scotland Psychosis Clinical Information System as a resource for future epidemiological and pharmacogenomic research, with a focus on the interface between physical and mental health; 2. Establishing a Scotland-wide Schools Health Research Network to facilitate large-scale adolescent mental health research and innovation in schools; 3. Extending the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory’s neurodevelopmental eCohort linkages of the annual Pupil Census and Scotland’s Census 2011 - across a range of cross-sectoral education, health and social datasets - to study a broader range of physical, mental and educational outcomes; and 4. Extending several current Scotland-wide mental health data linkage projects, including assessing the potential for repurposing antihypertensives as treatments for mood and cognitive disorders and exploiting the unique ‘SHARE’ population register for pharmacogenomics work in bipolar disorder. Overall, Glasgow is extremely well placed to deliver several high quality mental health informatics and data linkage projects which will feed directly into a future UK Mental Health Platform.

Publications

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Boer M (2020) Adolescents' Intense and Problematic Social Media Use and Their Well-Being in 29 Countries. in The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

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Cosma A (2020) Cross-National Time Trends in Adolescent Mental Well-Being From 2002 to 2018 and the Explanatory Role of Schoolwork Pressure. in The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

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Cullen B (2019) Understanding cognitive impairment in mood disorders: mediation analyses in the UK Biobank cohort. in The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science

 
Description Member of Scottish Government Sodium Valproate Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Sodium Valproate is a very effective treatment for epilepsy and bipolar disorder, and for some women with epilepsy it may be the only effective treatment, but it has been known to carry a risk of birth defects if taken by pregnant women. In order to prevent future cases of children being born with foetal valproate syndrome, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Scotland would like steps to be taken to support the prevention of birth defects as a result of sodium valproate being taken during pregnancy. The CMO is keen for additional work to be done in Scotland, complementary to that being done by MHRA on a UK wide level, to help increase the awareness of the new regulatory measures. A key purpose of the Advisory Group will be to help make informed decisions on what can be done at a local and national level to plan a targeted approach to continue to drive a reduction in the prescribing of sodium valproate in women and girls of childbearing age and increase awareness among both professionals and patients on a Scotland specific level. Daniel Smith attended meetings of the Scottish Government Sodium Valproate Advisory Group including 27th January 2020. The Programme of work is to be established by June 2020.
 
Description Research on lithium prescribing and the considerable impact in influencing Scottish Government policy to the benefit of the population of Scotland affected by mental illness.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Professor Daniel Smith's research on lithium has had considerable impact in influencing Scottish Government policy to the benefit of the population of Scotland affected by mental illness. His research has shown that Lithium is underused in the clinical treatment of mood disorders and has pointed the way to broader public health benefits potentially around suicide prevention and neuroprotection from dementia. • The Mental Health Quality Indicator Profile contains out of the 30 most important things for services to measure one indicator S4 "% of people prescribed lithium who experienced lithium toxicity in the last 12 months." https://www.gov.scot/publications/mental-health-quality-indicators-background-secondary-definitions/ • Scottish Government has publicised through a Chief Medical Officer letter guidance on the effective and safe use of Lithium in 2019. Prof Smith contributed to its content and his team presented at its launch. https://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/cmo/CMO(2019)04.pdf. Professor Smith presented his research at the invitation of Scottish Government officials in 2019 and this has shaped the above national responses as well as wider thinking on public health mental health. The Principal Medical Officer and psychiatric adviser to Scottish Government gave full recognition support of the importance and impact of this research.
URL https://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/cmo/CMO(2019)04.pdf
 
Description 'SHINE - the art of measuring health and wellbeing', article in December 2018 edition of the Association of Headteachers and Deputes in Scotland magazine. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The article (SHINE - the art of measuring health and wellbeing) was published in the December 2018 edition of the Association for Heads and Deputes in Scotland (AHDS) magazine. The AHDS is specifically for Scottish leaders in Primary education and has a membership of 1800 approximately. The article promoted the SHINE and SEED projects, encouraging membership of SHINE to establish a national infrastructure for school-based health improvement research in Scotland with the aim of building stronger data partnerships between schools, policy makers and academic researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ahds.org.uk/about-us/head-to-head
 
Description Annual Scottish Guidance Association Conference 
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 Literature promoting the Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE) was disseminated to schools via guidance practitioners at the Scottish Guidance Association conference on the 27th October 2018. There were opportunities for the SHINE team to discuss the aims of the SHINE pilot study and gauge interest from teachers directly. This has helped to develop and increase our contacts list for the SHINE network. In addition, a useful contact was made with Suzanne Hargreaves (Health and Wellbeing Lead for Education Scotland) leading to an invitation for SHINE to present at the next meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Network which will include all the Quality Improvement Officers and local council leads for Health and Wellbeing in Scotland. This supports the development of the network from a strategic leadership level, which will facilitate the approach to schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://scottishguidance.org.uk
 
Description Cross-Policy Meeting with the Learning Disability policy team at the Scottish Government, March 2020 
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 The aim of this activity was to co-host a cross-policy meeting with the Learning Disability policy team at the Scottish Government and various other policy teams working with children and young people, to discuss the recent evidence from the study examining mortality of children and young people with intellectual disabilities. Attendees were from the Neurological Framework team; Health Quality and Safety Team; Additional Support for Learning (Education) team; Public Health Priorities Advisor; Primary Care Policy team; Mental Health Nursing Advisor; Adverse Childhood Experience team; Nursing Policy team ;Mental Health Deputy Director; Getting it Right for Every Child; and Creating Positive Futures. The group discussed what action could be taken across all policies involving children and young people to ensure that the health needs of children with intellectual disabilities were reflected across different integrated services. The attendees at the meeting also discussed several next steps including using this evidence to inform upcoming events targeting best practice training of staff in education, health and social care services and other cross-group collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Eastern Perthshire Health and Wellbeing Learning Festival at Blairgowrie High School 
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 This was a one day event on the 13th February 2019 bringing together those working with children and young people in the Blairgowrie schools catchment area to launch the "Eastern Perthshire Schools and Community Health and Wellbeing 2019 -2024 Strategy". Health and Wellbeing workshops and training opportunities for teachers and practitioners were available to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in supporting and improving Health and Wellbeing. The SHINE team presented a draft of the Blairgowrie Health and Wellbeing data report, the first to be issued in Scotland as part of the SHINE Pilot Study. The report was gratefully received and Blairgowrie HS agreed to provide feedback to support the final release of all the health and wellbeing data reports across Scotland. Mr John Swinney, Depute First Minister, was in attendance at the event along with health and wellbeing representatives from the Local Authority. These links may prove useful going forward to promote better understanding of the SHINE Network among politicians and policymakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://healthandwellbeinglearningfestival.wordpress.com/
 
Description Health and Wellbeing Census Implementation Group meeting, 3rd May 2019, Atlantic Quay, Scottish Government. 
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 This meeting was organised by Scottish Government for all local authority health and wellbeing and data leads in Scotland ahead of the Scottish Government's new Health and Wellbeing Census, covering all children from late primary through to secondary schools, starting in the 2019/20 academic year. The Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network team (SHINE) were invited to present information on the network, the Health Behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC) survey and how SHINE is using health and wellbeing data to produce the SHINE HWB data reports. There is an opportunity for developing a model for SHINE to provide support to local authorities around data usage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gov.scot/publications/2019-national-improvement-framework-improvement-plan-summary-docum...
 
Description Health and Wellbeing East Ayrshire Local Authority Meeting 
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 SHINE Network Manager, met with Catrina O' Neill, Health and Wellbeing Lead, and Chiara Brady, researcher, from East Ayrshire Education Local Authority on the 6th February 2019. The purpose of the meeting was to exchange knowledge regarding the collection of health and wellbeing data in East Ayrshire local authority to better understand how SHINE might collaborate with East Ayrshire and other Local Authorities in Scotland. SHINE aims to support schools and Local Authorities in the effective interpretation, presentation and implementation of health and wellbeing data to improve development and planning in schools. As an outcome from the meeting, it was decided that the Local Authority would ask the 'Health Behaviour in School-aged Children' schools in the local authority to sign up to SHINE to provide a model of engagement for schools in the local authority to work with evidence -based health and wellbeing data. If successful, this will be rolled out to the wider Local Authority.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk/EducationAndLearning/SupportForPupils/HealthEducation.aspx
 
Description Health and Wellbeing National Network Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The SHINE team were invited to present at the Health and Wellbeing National Network meeting on the 28th February 2019 at Education Scotland Headquarters. The HWB National Network comprises HWB Leads and Quality Improvement Officers from each of the thirty two local authorities in Scotland. This meeting was a key networking event for SHINE. Further SHINE got full endorsement from Susan Hargreaves (Senior Education Officer for Health and Wellbeing Education Scotland) and the local authority HWB leads were asked to encourage all their schools to join the SHINE network. Local Authorities are in the process of deciding how best to implement the Scottish Government HWB Census in Scottish Schools in 2019-20 and were interested to learn more about a possible model for SHINE to provide support to local authorities around data usage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://education.gov.scot/scottish-education-system/policy-for-scottish-education/policy-drivers/cf...
 
Description Inaugural SHINE National Network Conference 22nd May 2019 
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 Around 80 teachers along with representatives from local authorities, Education Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and Scottish Government attended the inaugural SHINE conference in Edinburgh on Wednesday 22nd May 2019. The theme was 'Mental health and wellbeing: using evidence to inform effective school practice'. Sessions focused on evidence, current research and innovative practice within both the education and public health sectors in response to supporting mental health in schools. Delegates heard some fantastic examples from the Welsh Schools Health Research Network of how health and wellbeing data had informed school policy and practice, and improved pupils' experiences. The palpable energy in the room underlined the appetite for collaboration in Scotland and the support for the development of the Scottish Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://shine.sphsu.gla.ac.uk/engagement/events/
 
Description Invited presentation at the EduTech 2019, a FutureScot policy and technology conference, 15th May 2019 at Strathclyde University Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Jo Inchley was invited to present the new Health Behaviour in School-aged Children data on electronic media use at the EduTech 2019 conference (Title of presentation - 'The i generation: supporting health and wellbeing in a digital world'). EduTech 2019 is the continuation in a portfolio series of events aimed at primary and secondary school leaders, head teachers, teachers, local authority education leads, and academia involved in developing theory and practice for the learning and education sector. The presentation was also an opportunity to promote the Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE) and the proposed social media mini-module.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://futurescot.com/edutech-2019/
 
Description Invited speakers at the Excellence in Paediatrics 11th Annual Conference, Copenhagen 5-7 December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Excellence in Pediatrics conference is a global arena for clinical practitioners, attracting distinguished speakers from leading academic centres worldwide. They present cutting-edge research and its specific use for pediatric practice. The benefit for the pediatrician is attractive first-hand access to front line research, and also a professional translation into clinical practice. The goal of EIP is to provide new useful knowledge for pediatricians to use immediately in the clinic when back on Monday morning, and thus accelerate patient access to new best practices. Jo Inchley gave an invited presentation on 'Social Media and Adolescent Health' plus additional presentation on 'Sleep Timing and Duration: Associations with School Experience'. Daniel Smith gave an invited presentation on 'Adolescent Sleep and Mental Health'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://eip-pediatrics-conference.ineip.org/
 
Description Jordanhill School parent's conference, presentation on The i generation: supporting health and wellbeing in a digital world, 24th September 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Parents had a choice of five different learning sessions to attend at the Conference and Annual General Meeting. About 60 parents attended the The i-Generation session. This session provided an overview of current research on screen time and health among children and adolescents and considered what parents can do to manage their children's screen time and support their healthy development within a rapidly evolving digital world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.jordanhill.glasgow.sch.uk/conference-and-annual-general-meeting/
 
Description MQ Mental Health Data Science meeting, 9th September 2019, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MQ's 2019 Mental Health Data Science Meeting brought together researchers and innovators to explore how data science can transform how we understand, treat and prevent mental illness. Six of the MRC funded Mental Health Data Pathfinder projects presented project findings at the meeting including Professor Daniel Smith (University of Glasgow Pathfinder: focus on the Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE) - building new capacity for mental health research in young people). The SHINE team also exhibited at the event raising further awareness of the Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/articles/data-science-meeting-2019-agenda
 
Description Making the Wellbeing Curriculum Visible event, Bearsden Academy, 25th April 2019 
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 'Making the Wellbeing Curriculum Visible' is an annual event designed to support P7 transitions for parents/carers and pupils. This year the event also partnered with the Bearsden Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival (https://www.bearsdenfestival.org/) with the aim of showing the wider community how mental health and wellbeing is being addressed in schools. Danny Smith was invited to give the main presentation of the event (Title of presentation - Sleep and mental health in young people). The SHINE team also exhibited and had the opportunity to promote the network and research being undertaken to parents, pupils and the wider community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.bearsdenacademy.e-dunbarton.sch.uk/learning/transitions/
 
Description Mearns Castle High School, East Renfrewshire, S1 Health and Wellbeing Day, 26th September 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 175 S1 pupils from Mearns Castle High School, East Renfrewshire took part a Health and Wellbeing Day on the 26th September 2019. Pupils rotated around a carousel of workshops engaging in a range of activities based upon different areas of health and wellbeing. The SHINE team delivered an interactive session on sleep. The purpose of the workshop was to promote the importance of sleep and take the opportunity to promote the Sleep and Wellbeing feasibility study (SHINE's first affiliated study). This small feasibility study aims to assess whether it is possible to use wrist-worn actigraphs in school-aged children to obtain objective rest/activity data and sleep duration data during a two-week period.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://createsend.com/t/d-E664F453C0615EE22540EF23F30FEDED
 
Description Mental Health Big Data Research at the University of Glasgow, Scotland in Open Access Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The article 'The Mental Health Big Data Research at the University of Glasgow, Scotland' by Dr Jo Inchley, Dr Judith Brown and Prof Daniel Smith was published in Open Access Government (a digital publication that provides an in-depth perspective on key public policy areas from all around the world, including health and social care, research and innovation, Technology, blockchain innovation, government, environment and energy). The article was in response to the editorial piece on 'Europe: The potential of big data in mental health' by the European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/big-data-in-mental-health/60385/
 
Description Mental Health in Schools Conference 
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 The SHINE team exhibited at the Mental Health in Schools conference on the 22nd January 2019 (organised by Holyrood Insight). We had the opportunity to engage with teachers and key stakeholders from all over Scotland to introduce the SHINE pilot study, for them to ask questions and to join the network. We also provided SHINE and Health Behaviour in School-aged Children research briefings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://policyhubscotland.co.uk/events/2018-mental-health-in-schools-conference/
 
Description Mental Health in Schools Conference, 14th November 2019, with SHINE leading session two. 
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 The Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE) led session two (Data and trends in young people's mental health and wellbeing) of Policy Hub Scotland's Mental Health in Schools Conference, on Thursday 14th November 2019 at the EICC in Edinburgh. Dr Jo Inchley began the session with a presentation on key recent findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children 2018 survey, providing both the Scottish and international context. The audience of mostly teachers, third sector mental health workers and stakeholders from the Local Authorities were very interested to hear about health and wellbeing (HWB) trends in body image, bullying, the important of a trusted adult and multiple health complaints in young people.

Dawn Haughton, SHINE Network Manager, outlined the development of the network, which now includes 106 schools across Scotland. Dawn also described how the network aims to support schools in addressing their HWB needs, with a focus on mental health, by using a data-driven, systems-level approach to health improvement. Dawn further described the on-going SHINE case studies research in five local authorities which is evaluating schools' experiences of being members of SHINE and the uptake and impact of the HWB data reports which were issued to schools in April 2019.

The SHINE team was delighted to introduce representatives from two SHINE schools to give the delegates a first hand report of how the SHINE data was being used in their schools. Andy Dingwall, the Depute Head Teacher from Blairgowrie High School in Perthshire explained how the evidence from the data had been used to target priorities in mental health and wellbeing interventions and PSE delivery, as well as informing decisions regarding the school improvement plan. Fiona Donnelly, the Headteacher at Sandwood Primary School in Glasgow talked about how the overview of current research, provided at the start of each topic area in the report, had supported her understanding of the links between the various factors impacting on children's wellbeing and facilitated the planning for future interventions. Both teachers spoke about the importance of sharing the report within the school community and were very positive about the impact of the SHINE reports.

The conference was a highly successful event with many schools now stating their intention to join the SHINE Network after hearing from the tem and the two SHINE schools and being able to collect more information, SHINE briefing papers at the exhibition stand. The imminent launch of the SHINE Pupil mental health and wellbeing survey was of particular interest to schools, in addition to the SHINE webinar on 'Sleep and Mental Health' which will be delivered by Professor Daniel Smith for member schools only on Wednesday 20th November.

The conference also featured a session on Public Petitions Committee's inquiry into mental health support for young people in Scotland with five MSPs attending the conference. The afternoon Ideas Hub session featured a number of short 'pitches' by presenters showcasing approaches, resources or lesson plans around children and young people's mental health that have been delivered in schools across Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://policyhubscotland.co.uk/events/2019-mental-health-in-schools-conference/
 
Description Presentation examining mortality of children and young people with intellectual disabilities at UK Conference - The Seattle Club, December 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This activity was a research presentation of the study examining mortality of children and young people with intellectual disabilities, and was to approximately 100 attendees of the Seattle Club conference in December 2019. This national conference is targeted at UK-based academics in developmental disabilities research. The presentation was part of the main programme of the event, so was received by a large audience, which included senior academics, clinical practitioners, university lecturers, as well as PhD students and other early career researchers. After the presentation of key findings from this research, the audience engaged in a lively discussion about the importance of the findings for children and families of people with intellectual disabilities. Clinical practitioners in the audience were surprised at some of the findings and expressed a change in view regarding mortality risk amongst children. Since the even, the main researchers have been contacted by other researchers and university lecturers who have requested further information on the study and asked to share the research with their own networks / students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.seattleclubconference.org/pdfs/SeattleClubprogramme2019.pdf
 
Description Presentation to Disabled Children and Young People's Advisory Group (DCYPAG) - Scottish Government, February 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Disabled Children and Young People's Group was set up to advise the Scottish Government on policy areas relating to disabled children and young people and their families, including both development and implementation, and particularly focussing on CYP (Scotland) Act 2014.
This activity involved a presentation of the overview of the study examining mortality of children and young people with intellectual disabilities, presentation to the Advisory Group's quarterly meeting. There were approximately 20-30 attendees including senior policy officers at the Scottish Government working in health, social work, and education, as well as local authority representation (COSLA), and many third sector organisations and intermediary groups. After the presentation of the key research findings, the audience discussed the study findings in the context of their own experience and expertise, and members discussed interpretation of reasons behind the high mortality in this group of children and important questions which the research has highlighted. The attendees agreed to collaborate on disseminating the important evidence from the study amongst their networks. A future meeting to discuss the findings in more depth was proposed, and separate meetings with head of social work in Scotland and the Transition Forum Network (part of third sector organisation ARC Scotland) have been arranged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Scottish Guidance Association Annual Conference, 28th September 2019 
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 SHINE exhibited at the Scottish Guidance Association (SGA) Annual Conference on the 28th September 2019. The SGA has over 500 members nationally in Scotland. At this conference, there were about 60 delegates, all guidance teachers in Scottish schools. There were two keynote speakers and five different workshops offered all focusing on different aspects of wellbeing in schools. This offered the opportunity for SHINE to discuss developments of the Network with existing member schools and meet new schools to recruit to the Network. Twenty new teachers signed up to the newsletter to hear more about the development of SHINE and took a members pack away with them to show to their schools. The event provided useful knowledge exchange for the SHINE network manager who was able to attend the keynote speeches and the workshops to keep up to date with the Scottish Government PSE review, Sleep Scotland and new teacher training opportunities in cognitive behavioural therapy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://scottishguidance.org.uk
 
Description Scottish Learning Festival September 2018 
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 The SHINE team exhibited at the Scottish Learning Festival on the 19th & 20th September 2018 to launch the Schools Health and Wellbeing Research Improvement Network (SHINE). The purpose was to raise awareness of the pilot study and gauge interest from schools and health promoting organisations to sign up to the network. A suggestion box was used to gather input from practitioners in answer to the question "Which health and wellbeing issues are the biggest concern in your school?". The 3 top concerns impacting school children raised were mental health, anxiety and poverty. Of the 122 people who signed up to hear more about the network, 18% were from Primary schools, 20% from Secondary Schools, 16% were student teachers, 9% from local councils. A number of key services and charities were represented in the 35% who were not from educational institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.slfexhibition.com/
 
Description Scottish Learning Festival, Health and Wellbeing Live, 26th September 2019 
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 SHINE was invited by Education Scotland to present at the Scottish Learning Festival in the Health and Wellbeing Live Expo - The Curriculum session. The session was fully booked with 180 delegates attending from all over Scotland, representing schools, Local Authorities and wider educational stakeholders.
In preparation for the SHINE demonstration, the SHINE Network Manager visited Dunblane High School to work with twenty S6 pupils from the S6 Mental Health Elective group and undertaking the Mental Health and Wellbeing Award at SCQF levels 4 and 5 (https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/83453.html). The researcher used the 'Best Start in Life' activity to initiate a discussion about which social and environmental factors most affect a young person's wellbeing as they develop. The S6 pupils were shown a pupil-friendly version of the SHINE health and wellbeing data report mental health section for their school, which was collected in the 2017-2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Survey. The pupils were asked to use the reflective questions to support their understanding of the data and discuss the findings. They were asked to identify 2- 3 strengths and 2-3 areas of challenge. With this information they can now begin to consider how to celebrate the strengths and plan a solution-focused approach to the challenges which will involve the wider school community.

Two of the pupils from the S6 MH elective group and the member of staff responsible then accompanied two SHINE researchers to the Scottish Learning Festival on the 26th September where they ran the 'Best Start in Life' activity for the visiting delegates and answered questions about their understanding and experience of using the mental health data. They were able to confidently discuss their next steps with interested members of the wider educational community and explain how the partnership with SHINE will support improvements in mental health in their school community. Delegates were pleased to be able to speak to pupils, a member of staff and researchers to understand how the Network supports schools to use evidence cased health and wellbeing data to improve wellbeing.

This activity has been written up and will be included on the Education Scotland National Improvement Hub practice exemplars which will make it widely accessible to all schools; so driving up membership of the SHINE Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scottishlearningfestival.com/health--wellbeing-live.html
 
Description The 2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in Scotland national report launch, 30th January 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh 
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 Dr Jo Inchley, International Coordinator of the HBSC study and Principal Investigator for the Scottish HBSC team launched the 2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study in Scotland national report. The full event in in Edinburgh sparked questions and discussion as well as considerable media coverage. Key findings from the report included that the majority (85%) of young people reported high levels of life satisfaction in 2018, while almost one in five adolescents rated their health as excellent. However, the report also revealed the lowest levels of adolescent confidence seen in 24 years, with only 51% of adolescents in Scotland reporting that they often or always feeling confident in themselves. Other findings from the report included mental health and wellbeing, sleep, social media and online communication, home and school life. There were two further presentations on translating evidence into action: using the HBSC data to support and health and wellbeing in schools through the Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE); using HBSC data to support national and international work on child and adolescent health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.hbsc.org/news/index.aspx?ni
 
Description The 2018 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Scotland's Schools conference: Sharing ideas, experiences and good practice 
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 The SHINE team exhibited at the 2018 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Scotland's Schools conference: Sharing ideas, experiences and good practice, on the 7th November 2018 (organised by Policy Hub Scotland). We had the opportunity to engage with teachers and key stakeholders from all over Scotland to introduce the SHINE pilot study, for them to ask questions and to join the network. We also provided SHINE and Health Behaviour in School-aged Children research briefings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://policyhubscotland.co.uk/events/2018-mental-health-in-schools-conference/
 
Description Visit to Craigmount High School on the 10th May 2019 to participate in the Health and Wellbeing Festival and gather opinion on the SHINE pupil friendly report 
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 SHINE team members ran workshops at the Craigmount High School Health and Wellbeing Festival with small groups of pupils from S1 to S3. Using the "Best Start in Life" activity, the researchers supported the pupil discussion around the social and environmental factors which impact on young people as they are growing up. In addition, sections of the South East Collaborative Health and Wellbeing data in a Pupil friendly format of the report were shared with pupils and compared with the adult format. Pupils expressed a keen interest in the data and were able to identify uses of the data to improve health and wellbeing in the school community. The Pupil-friendly format was preferred to the adult format supporting further development of this resource.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
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