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Investigating the role of team based physical activity in mental health interventions for young people

Bone, Georgina; (2018) Investigating the role of team based physical activity in mental health interventions for young people. Doctoral thesis (D.Clin.Psy), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

This thesis explores the role that physical activity and, in particular, the role of a football based group could play in interventions for young people with existing mental health difficulties. Part one is a literature review which uses a systematic approach to explore existing primary research papers. It explores the current evidence regarding the impact of any physical activity interventions on young people aged 18 or below who have existing mental health difficulties. Part two is the empirical research paper exploring a football group running in north-east London for young people who have contact with either mental health or social services. Its aim was to better understand how the young people attending this group and the adult stakeholders involved in the group have experienced it. This is a qualitative study utilising semi-structured interviews with 13 attendees and adult stakeholders. Part three is a critical appraisal offering reflection on the research process. This particularly addresses the challenges of recruitment and conceptual and methodological issues including the role of service users within the research. It concludes with a reflection on the experience of conducting the research and the ensuing change in personal understanding of the phenomenon.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: D.Clin.Psy
Title: Investigating the role of team based physical activity in mental health interventions for young people
Event: UCL (Univeristy College London)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10056747
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