Two new papers have been published that explore the online mental health and wellbeing interventions and services for care-experienced young people during the pandemic, which has implications in our post Covid 19 world.

During the Covid-19 pandemic many mental health and wellbeing services quickly moved to online delivery. However, there was limited discussion on how care experienced young people and their carers experienced this change in delivery.  

In these papers researchers discuss their findings from interviews with young people, foster carers and practitioners, exploring their experiences and views on how they found accessing mental health services online.

‘I probably wouldn’t want to talk about anything too personal’: A qualitative exploration of how issues of privacy, confidentiality and surveillance in the home impact on access and engagement with online services and spaces for care-experienced young people

Acceptability, feasibility and perceived effectiveness of online and remote mental health and wellbeing interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study with care-experienced young people, carers and professionals

This project has also been presented at ‘TRIUMPH Fest’ in Edinburgh and is the subject of ‘We speak the same language’, a blog written by Peer Researcher Brittany.