KNGS and PIPA for Year 7 – 10 Student Parents
To support parents whose children may be receiving or in need of support with their mental health, KNGS have signed up to a new trial PIPA. We hope this will support some of our parents now and help the organizers develop resources that will help more of our parents and students in the future. The PIPA trial is exploring the effectiveness of an online resource for parents/carers to help reduce depression and anxiety in young people. Offering resources to improve families’ knowledge and awareness of mental and emotional health, sharing practical tips and strategies for use at home.
Below is some information from PIPA to raise initial awareness of this trial. There is also a copy of the school letter sent to parents and the links to the information for parents and students.
If you are interested in taking part in the trial, please visit https://ctu.warwick.ac.uk/PIPAmobile/parent-consent to register. You will then need to enter this code 27619265 to access the database and to provide consent for you and your child to take part.
Mental health during childhood and adolescence is very important. Difficulties like anxiety and depression can start when people are young and it is important for young people and their families to understand these difficulties and get support when needed.
The PIPA Trial is exploring the effectiveness of an online resource for parents/carers to help reduce depression and anxiety in young people. The trial is being coordinated by the University of Warwick and involves families of young people aged 11-15 years from schools in Birmingham, Coventry and surrounding areas.
The trial is free and conducted completely online. Eligible parents/carers and young people will be asked to complete some questionnaires. Parents/carers will then receive access to some online parenting resources: either the standard educational package of factsheets or the personalised programme with up to nine modules. Parents/carers and young people will also be asked to complete some follow-up questionnaires.
Please look out for the letter about how to sign up which also contains some information sheets with more details. If you have any questions, once you have received the school letters in the coming weeks, please speak to your child’s head of Year or contact the PIPA trial team at PIPA@warwick.ac.uk or 02476574316/02476575078.