publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

The FRIENDS Emotional Health Programme: Initial Findings from a School-Based Project

Stallard, Paul; Simpson, Neil; Anderson, Sue; Hibbert, Sarah; Osborn, Caroline;
  • Published: 01 Feb 2007 Journal: Child and Adolescent Mental Health, volume 12, pages 32-37 (issn: 1475-357X, eissn: 1475-3588, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Emotional disorders in children are common and although effective interventions are available comparatively few receive specialist help. School nurses were trained to deliver an evidence-based emotional health cognitive behaviour therapy programme, FRIENDS, to 106 non-referred children aged 9–10 attending three schools. Levels of anxiety and self-esteem were stable in the 6-month period before FRIENDS. Three months after completing FRIENDS, anxiety had significantly decreased and self-esteem increased. Children with the most severe emotional problems benefited from the programme. The value of delivering standardised evidence based programmes in schools by school...
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Psychiatry and Mental health
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