Third Funding Call
Our third funding call closed in December 2021, and focused on our Big Question research challenge. We asked:
- Why even when we know ‘what works’ isn’t this necessarily implemented in policy and practice?
- How do we improve evidence-based decision making? E.g. How can we successfully inform commissioning decisions and policy making and how can we ultimately increase implementation of research into practice?
- 67% of successful teams had early career researchers as their lead applicant
- 100% of successful teams had early career researchers in their team
- 67% of successful teams had multi-disciplinary involvement
We recruited an intern, Abi, and two advisors, Nimrah and Georgia, to help us develop this funding call.
Together with the BRIDGE Special Interest Research Group, they carried out a rapid scoping review, and held priority setting workshops with key stakeholders.
Abi also interviewed Lisa Nolan from the Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to discuss some of the issues around research implementation which we hoped to address in our funding call.
We held a webinar in September 2021 to share existing research and evidence on this topic and provided an overview of the priorities identified by policy makers and commissioners of services, as well as by parents, carers, and those young people for whom these services are targeted to support.
Projects Awarded Funding
The implementation of evidence-based practice in Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYMHS) across the UK: what can we learn from the Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) workforce?
Research project led by Dr Jonathan Parker, University of Exeter & CEDAR
Optimistic Minds: An innovative approach to evidence-based decision making in youth mental health through the performance of a State of the Youth
Research project led by Dr James Duggan, Manchester Met University