National Health Service Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GG&C). Many of our team members are either employed by the NHS or have Honorary NHS contracts. We have very close relationships with our colleagues in NHS GG&C as we share the goals of reducing inequalities and improving health and developmental outcomes for Glasgow’s children.
Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre (GNC) is a leading centre of excellence for research and clinical work focusing on neuropsychiatry across the lifespan. We have been involved with the GNC since it was founded in 2010. The GNC has researcher collaborators in many countries. Members of our team visit the GNC approximately twice a year and collaborate on research studies and publications.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a major UK charity with the remit of preventing child abuse. We have been in partnership with NSPCC since 2010, particularly focusing on the BeST? Services Trial, a randomised control trial of an infant mental health intervention developed in New Orleans.
Glasgow City Council (GCC). Some of our staff are GCC employees as well as research staff, and we have been collaborating closely with GCC Social Work Department on the BeST? Services Trial since 2010.
Institute of Psychiatry. We have had various collaborations with the Institute of Psychiatry over the years including the RADAR Study and the BeST? Services Trial. Dr Dennis Ougrin from the Institute of Psychiatry is the Principal Investigator of the London arm of the BeST? trial.
Tulane University. We have been collaborating with Professor Charley Zeanah at Tulane University on the BeST? Services Trial since 2010.
Scottish Attachment In Action is an interest, campaigning, learning and development charitable organisation, committed to promoting better experiences of attachment in the Scottish population in order to effect positive changes in policy and practice in education, care and health. http://www.saia.org.uk
We have been in partnership with Prof Phil Wilson and Dr Lucy Thompson from the University of Aberdeen since Phil moved away from the Glasgow department in 2012. The partnership particularly focuses on the ChiME study which was developed by Phil and Lucy. We are also collaborating on the BeST? Services Trial, the THRIVE trial comparing two forms of antenatal intervention designed to improve child outcomes among families with substantial challenges, and a range of projects involving data linkage and birth cohorts.
Understanding Children's Trust raise funds for research into child mental health problems. We know less about how children's minds work than we do about our universe, yet very little funding goes into this crucial area of research. We want to understand how to help children stay happy and mentally healthy.
Children with mental health problems suffer, but so do their families and communities because children's mental health problems can lead to behavioural problems and social exclusion throughout their lives. By understanding how to reduce these problems we hope to help our children and our community.
We already know that mental health problems that emerge in childhood can have lifelong consequences for that child and for everyone around him or her. For example, studies have shown that children who show very violent behaviour in the pre-school years are likely to contribute disproportionately to community crime in later life. We don't understand fully how or why these kinds of problems emerge and we hope that the work of "Understanding Children" will help to enlighten us about this in years to come.
University of Leiden
Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Professor of Brain, Safety and Resillience at the Department of Child and Education Studies at Leiden University. As part of the Social Security and Resillience progamme Professor van Harmelen's research group will focus on examining the neurobiological mechanisms of social resilience in young people by taking a complexity science approach that integrates knowledge from cultural, social, cognitive and neurobiological factors and their interactions.