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NON-ACADEMIC DISSEMINATION

Welcome to our non-academic dissemination page. Here you can find information about recent public engagement activities that we have participated in and supported and access links to policy documents and guidelines that have been informed by our work.

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PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Find out about our recent public engagement activities below.

As part of the public exhibition 'A Place to Call Home' at the Exchange in Birmingham where you can explore our MST4Life work with St Basils, we have recently conducted a number of public engagement events. These included a public lecture by Dr Mary Quinton, an emotion awareness family workshop led by Dr Grace Tidmarsh and Dr Mary Quinton, and a poetry workshop led in collaboration with BDT Poetry Workshops.

 

Tap on the video icons to watch YouTube videos from the events!

 

You can visit the exhibition from the 18th February – 28th October 2023, 10:00–16:00, Monday - Saturday.

Emotion Awareness Family workshop

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Poetry workshop

Public lecture

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Tap on the picture to read a blog about an EuniWell science communication workshop that PhD Researcher Georgia recently attended in Nantes, France.

You can also watch Georgia's YouTube video where she describes her research here.

Here is another example of how our research has been disseminated to the public, at the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.

Click on the link for more information.

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ESRC Festival of Social Sciences

INFORMING POLICY & GUIDANCE

Below are some more examples of our research being evaluated, and cited in policy and guidance briefs.

Find out about how our work has informed policy and guidance.

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St Basils Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) Symposium 2018

Click on the link to learn about how our research with St Basils has informed guidance for working with young people experiencing homelessness.

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Mental skills training toolkit policy brief

A policy briefing describing the Mental Skills Training Toolkit trilogy and how these resources may help in the context of COVID-19.

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MST4Life COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS

This evaluation was conducted by Birmingham Business School, which examined the extent to which the MST4Life (and BOOST) programme has changed the trajectories of homeless young people who were NEET, and the cost benefit of these programmes.

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MST4Life policy briefing

A policy briefing describing the background and impact of the MST4Life programme

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TRANSFORMING PATHWAYS OUT
OF CARE FOR 16/17 YEAR OLDs: 
AN EVALUATION REPORT FOR THE LGA CHILDREN’S EFFICIENCY
PROJECT

This report represents the findings of the evaluation for the Transforming Pathways out of Care pilot project.

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TRANSITIONS OUT OF CARE FOR LOOKED
AFTER CHILDREN WITH MULTIPLE AND
COMPLEX NEEDS: A LITERATURE REVIEW

This literature review aims to provide
context for the pilot evaluation of a
supported housing pathway for care leavers
with multiple and complex needs.

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Hospital staff
experiences of working with and parenting young people

This report describes findings and recommendations from an employee survey into job-related well-being and the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust Parenting Young People (PYP) programme workshops designed to support employees with parenting responsibilities or
who work with young adults.

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housing LIN MST4Life case study

An overview of the novel approach taken by the MST4Life is provided in this case study published by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network

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THE YOUTH JUSTICE ACCOMMODATION PATHWAY

St Basils, a youth homelessness charity, published this guidance to help organisations better support young people who have had involvement with the criminal justice system, including reference to delivery of MST4Life as part of their transformational services

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Closing the employment gap for young people

The MST4Life is featured in this toolkit as an example of best practice in helping young people, particularly those experiencing common mental health problems, to gain and stay in work.

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Youth Homelessness in the UK: A Review for the OVO Foundation

An influential review of homelessness research that mentions the MST4Life programme 

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