Category Archives: Health

The mental health of young people in care: Barriers to help-seeking and how to make services more engaging

This post focuses on the mental health of looked after children and young people (LACYP) in Northern Ireland, as this is a very important aspect of our study. We have started fieldwork recently, and we’ve already encountered a few young … Continue reading

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Stressing out about foster carer stress

All of us who are parents are familiar with the stresses that can be involved in raising children.  Imagine then how difficult this would be if these ‘normal’ stresses were exacerbated by the impact of early childhood trauma.  That’s the … Continue reading

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Positive family relationships make disabled young people feel good (just as their non-disabled peers)

This is a post by Grace Kelly. Grace is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI).  “Disabled children are over-represented in looked after children populations and it is estimated that between 10 and 25% of … Continue reading

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Health and wellbeing of care experienced young people – a crucial concern of this study

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” (World Health Organization) Social inequality is associated with poor health for certain vulnerable social groups. Children in care are one … Continue reading

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