Mental Health and You
Research: LIMITLESS enthusiasm
This week our guest is Dr Simon P Hammond, a Lecturer in Education in UEA's School of Education and Lifelong Learning and Honorary Associate Professor at NSFT.
Simon is talking about a new project he is leading called LIMITLESS that will examine life story work as a possible intervention to address the mental health needs of children and young people with experience of being ‘looked-after’. It turns out if Simon was to write his own life story then life story work would feature large - having been a passion of his since he took a job as a residential worker working with kids in care soon after finishing his first degree. He tells us all about his pHD and other work which has led to him now leading this realist review (he explains what that is), how life story work can be digitised and how he would love a world where every young person is given a digital repository online which follows them through the care system.
With funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the LIMITLESS study aims to find out how, to what extent and for whom life story work could be delivered differently to improve mental health outcomes for adolescents in care. The NIHR portfolio website for this study is: https://fundingawards.nihr.ac.uk/award/NIHR201963.
More info on the Inclusive Digital Safety Hub – https://www.internetmatters.org/inclusive-digital-safety/advice-for-professionals/online-harms-index/care-experienced-children-and-young-people/
A bit more about Looked after kids and ‘online safety’ https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/question/promoting-positive-mental-health-by-supporting-young-people-with-care-experience-online/
If people want to know more about LIMITLESS: https://www.uea.ac.uk/news/-/article/new-project-addresses-mental-health-needs-of-children-in-care
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