A PhD study being undertaken by Bridget Handley of young care experienced people’s experiences of navigating mental health services. The study aims to explore the gaps in service provision, multi-agency working, assess what works well, and identify areas for improvement.

Activities and Methods

This is a qualitative study, interviewing young care experienced people, foster carers and professionals.


The study is due to be completed in September 2023

Lead Person

Principal InvestigatorAlyson Rees

Academic Staff

Research Associate Jen Lyttleton-Smith
PhD ResearcherBridget Handley
Funders WSSCR