Research Groups

Looked After Children's Mental Health Research Network

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    Dr Simon P Hammond

    Lecturer in Education, School of Education and Lifelong Learning

Children and young people ‘looked after’ can face many more mental health and emotional well-being challenges in comparison to their peers. As a group, they are at heightened risk of experiencing relational trauma, and emotional, behavioural, and educational difficulties. Our research network works together to assist young people, and their carers, to better identify and support their emotional well-being and mental health needs.

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Organisations involved in this group

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