This work package will aim to extrapolate the benefits of public mental health interventions delivered in educational settings for children and young people.
- Undertake data analyses to estimate how socioeconomic conditions and spending change developmental outcomes.
- Support development of a life course mental health simulation model translating system changes in children to adult mental health and long-term outcomes.
- Evaluate the long term impact of interventions identified from Public Mental Health.
The work package utilises longitudinal datasets in development in the Children, young people and families programme. The analysis will be linked to difference and disadvantage, notably gender, ethnicity, geography and disability, as well as more vulnerable groups. Examples of analysis include, looking at unplanned admissions, emergency admissions, looking at the impact over the long term of changes in spending on outcomes and inequalities – changes which usually do not show up in shorter time periods. Lining these socioeconomic impacts over the long term and examining these at a local and geo-spacial level will allow best practice indications to be drawn out of the modelling. We will extend the analysis of data derived from WP2 and the published literature to develop a life course mental health model translating system changes in children to adult mental health and long term outcomes. We will use the analyses developed in part 1 and the model from part 2 to evaluate the long term impact of selected interventions identified from Public Mental Health programme.