Got 10 minutes to spare? Have your say on routine emotional mental health checks in schools.
Are you a parent/guardian of a secondary school aged child or a secondary school aged pupil yourself? The University of Warwick would like to know your thoughts on how acceptable you feel it would be to carry out routine emotional health checks of secondary school pupils.
If you would like to take part, please click on the following links to carry out a short survey.
Only 1 in 4 young people in receive specialist treatment for their mental health, this equates to about 1.5 million untreated young people every year.
A proposed solution has been to carry out Routine Emotional Checkups in Schools (RECS, otherwise known as Universal Mental Health Screening in Schools or UMHS); This is the routine measurement of all pupil’s mental health in schools with the view to being able to detect emerging mental health conditions early and provide support to young people that need it.
We have the technology to carry out such programmes but we still do not know how stakeholders and especially young people feel about such approaches.
This is why we need to carry out research in this area around the acceptability of RECS/UMHS.
To understand this area better we have created two short questionnaires for secondary school pupils and parents of secondary school pupils so that their voices can help to shape and direct policy in the area. The survey is being conducted by the University of Warwick and the findings made publicly available on this website.
Full Participant Information Sheets are available below
Below are some research projects that are currently open to recruitment.
These studies have been approved through either NHS or University ethics committees, further information of the approval processes as well as information about the study itself of how your school can take part or advertise the study can be found by contacting the Principal Investigator.