Mental Health Intervention for Children with Epilepsy – recording

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We were delighted to welcome Professor Roz Shafran and Dr. Sophie Bennett to present up to date outcome data of the ‘M.I.C.E—Mental Health Intervention for Children with Epilepsy’ study.

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About the webinar

M.I.C.E is a randomised controlled, multi-centre clinical trial evaluating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the Modular Approach to Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Conduct (MATCH-ADTC) in addition to usual care compared to usual care alone for children and young people with common mental health disorders and epilepsy. The webinar will present the findings so far.

The research was initiated on the observation that mental health disorders in the context of long-term conditions in children and young people are currently overlooked and undertreated, therefore represent a significant source of stress and adversity for Children, young people and their families. Evidence-based psychological treatments for common childhood mental health disorders (anxiety, depression and disruptive behaviour disorders) have not been systematically evaluated in young people with epilepsy despite their high prevalence in this population. The aim of this multi-site randomised controlled trial is to determine the clinical and cost-effectiveness of adding a modular psychological intervention to usual care for the mental health disorders in comparison to assessment-enhanced usual care alone.

About the speakers


Professor Roz Shafran
Professor Roz Shafran

I’m an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, with an honorary contract at Great Ormond Street Hospital and I work in the psychological medicine team, and I’m also a Professor of Translational Psychology at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. My main area of work is the translation of research findings into clinical practice.

Dr. Sophie Bennett
Dr. Sophie Bennett

I am a clinical academic psychologist specialising in child and adolescent mental health and specifically in 1) the integration of physical and mental health care and 2) increasing access to psychological treatments through ‘low intensity’ interventions, including peer support. I currently act as the team research lead for the Psychological Medicine Research team at UCL GOS ICH, where I am responsible for the day-to-day management of several research studies, notably a five-year NIHR Programme Grant on which I am Co-I, and an associated Epilepsy Research UK Grant on which I am PI.

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